A large, open boat made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, used by Eskimos.
A large open boat used by Yupik and Inuit people, made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, usually propelled by paddles.
Other Word Forms
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").