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bidarka

or bai·dar·ka

[ bahy-dahr-kuh ]
/ baɪˈdɑr kə /
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noun
a sealskin boat used by primarily by the Alaskan Aleuts.
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Sometimes bi·da·ra [bahy-dahr-uh], /baɪˈdɑr ə/, bi·dar·kee [bahy-dahr-kee] /baɪˈdɑr ki/ .

Origin of bidarka

First recorded in 1825–35; from 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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British Dictionary definitions for bidarka

bidarka

bidarkee (baɪˈdɑːkiː)

/ (baɪˈdɑːkə) /

noun
a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska

Word Origin for bidarka

C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak
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