Umiak meaning

o͝o'mē-ăk'
A large open boat used by Yupik and Inuit people, made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, usually propelled by paddles.
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A large, open boat made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, used by Eskimos.
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(nautical) A large, open boat made of skins stretched over a wooden frame that is propelled by paddles; used by the Inuit for transportation.
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Origin of umiak

  • Inuit umiaq
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) [script?] (umiaq, “women's boat").
    From Wiktionary