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kay·ak

kayak

 
pronunciation:
kaI aek
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a boat, used by the Inuit people, that is slim with a light frame and is pointed at both ends. Kayaks are covered with a waterproof skin that may be pulled tight around the waist of the person inside.
definition 2: a boat that looks like this and is used in sports and for fun.
 
Word History
Kayak comes from kajakka, an Inuit (or Eskimo) word that means "a small boat of skins."
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