amaut

amowt

/ (əˈmaʊt) /

noun

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

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Word Origin for amaut

from Inuktitut
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Example sentences from the Web for amaut

  • 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