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[koh-mat-ik] /koʊˈmæt ɪk/
Chiefly Canadian.
an Eskimo sled made by binding crossbars to wooden runners with rawhide.
Origin of komatik
First recorded in 1815-25, komatik is from the Inuit word qamutik Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Advantage was taken of the daylight hours to mend the komatik mud.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • They knew their master had left them and had come back to the komatik to wait.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Doctor Joe and Eli ran in turns by the side of the komatik, while the dogs trotted briskly.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • The dogs had all they could do to drag the komatik with the luggage on it.

    Le Petit Nord Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • Toby and Charley brought in the komatik box that Mrs. Twig might pack in it necessary provisions and other equipment.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • We had the ordinary length of sled or "komatik," which is about twelve feet long and weighs about a hundred pounds.

  • This made the going exceedingly hard and ground the mud from the komatik runners.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • The clothing suggested in the chapter on snowshoe and toboggan travel is equally well suited to travel with dogs and komatik.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • Leading from the komatik (sledge) in front was a single thong of sealskin with a loop on its end.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • His eyes, as he looked helplessly about, fell upon an ax tucked under the lashings of the komatik.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for komatik


a sledge having wooden runners and crossbars bound with rawhide, used by the Inuit and other related peoples
Word Origin
C20: from Inuktitut (Labrador)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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