or bi·da·ra bi·dar·kee bai·dar·ka
- a sealskin boat used by Aleuts and southern Alaskan Eskimos.
Origin of bidarka
1825–35; < Russian baĭdárka, equivalent to baĭdár(a) kind of river craft (apparently akin to baĭdák river craft, barge, Old Russian baidakŭ, bodakŭ, of obscure origin) + -ka diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for bidarka
But suppose the bidarka is gone—he very probably took that with him.
There is every chance that he left the bidarka somewhere in the creek.
They hurried the bidarka across the sea-wall to the open water of the bay.
Two of the men hoisted the bidarka on their shoulders and carried it up to the fire.
As the grain of sand is to the bidarka, as the bidarka is to the schooner, so the schooner is to the steamer.
- a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska
C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak
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