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British Dictionary definitions for amaut

amaut

amowt

noun
  1. Canadian a hood on an Inuit woman's parka for carrying a child

Word Origin

from Inuktitut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for amaut

Historical Examples

  • As the amaut is lined both inside and out with reindeer- or seal-skin, this pouch makes a nice warm nest for the child.

    Eskimo Life

    Fridtjof Nansen


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