or kai·ak, ky·ack, ky·ak
- an Eskimo canoe with a skin cover on a light framework, made watertight by flexible closure around the waist of the occupant and propelled with a double-bladed paddle.
- a small boat resembling this, made commercially of a variety of materials and used in sports.
- to go or travel by kayak.
- to travel on by kayak: to kayak the Colorado River.
Origin of kayak
Examples from the Web for kayak
Dr. Neal is a spine surgeon who made a trip to heaven while drowning in a kayak accident in South America.Book Bag: Reading Your Way Out Of Grief
October 16, 2014
Other new admissions to the dictionary include qayaq—an alternate spelling of kayak—and thongy.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
They have a modest second home, somewhere near the mountains where they can hike and bike and kayak and generally enjoy nature.What Are We Going to Do About Carbon?
June 25, 2013
In this sense, Kayak Morning itself is both an exercise and a product.3 Must Reads: ‘Kayak Morning,’ ‘Mr. g,’ and ‘Alex Gilvarry’
Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao, Jacob Silverman
February 8, 2012
If Lowe's or Kayak didn't advertise there, would we argue that they were trashing prissy little girls and their mom?All-American Muslim: Why Advertisers Are Right to Boycott
Asra Q. Nomani
December 15, 2011
We supposed that the paddle and the harpoon went with the kayak.
While we were at breakfast, Weymouth came down to report a kayak coming off.
The backbone will turn into a kayak and carry you safely to the island.A Treasury of Eskimo Tales
Clara Kern Bayliss
“But where the kayak and the oomiak cannot float the sledge may go,” said the Captain.
Will you send a young man in a kayak to Poloeland with a message from me to my people?
- a small light canoe-like boat used by the Inuit, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins
- a fibreglass or canvas-covered canoe of similar design
Word Origin and History for kayak
1757, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally "small boat of skins." The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun.