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komatik

[koh-mat-ik]
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Chiefly Canadian.
  1. an Eskimo sled made by binding crossbars to wooden runners with rawhide.
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Origin of komatik

First recorded in 1815–25, komatik is from the Inuit word qamutik
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Examples from the Web for komatik

Historical Examples

  • Advantage was taken of the daylight hours to mend the komatik mud.

    The Long Labrador Trail

    Dillon Wallace

  • Sails can sometimes be used with advantage on the komatik as an adjunct.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • I'm thinkin' now if you stays with the dogs and komatik, I'll go and set the traps.

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • They knew their master had left them and had come back to the komatik to wait.

    Labrador Days

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • Billy's club, torn from the komatik, was lying one end in his little fire.

    Billy Topsail, M.D.

    Norman Duncan


British Dictionary definitions for komatik

komatik

noun
  1. a sledge having wooden runners and crossbars bound with rawhide, used by the Inuit and other related peoples
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Word Origin

C20: from Inuktitut (Labrador)
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