a traditional Inuit or Yupik 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.
- Also kai·ak, ky·ack, ky·ak .
- kay·ak·er, noun
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How to use kayak in a sentence
Get too close to a whale, he warned, and the song can actually shake the kayak.
Load up your kayak and head inland to the Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land, a 14,000-acre forested reserve about an hour’s drive north of Bar Harbor.
After living in that house for a while, Debra finally said to herself, “You know, that river’s not just to look at,” and rented kayaks, something Barry had never done.
Len also documented the Potomac River, which he explored by kayak, and the treatment plant and sewer system.In the galleries: Up to his elbows in watery works and lustrous prints | Mark Jenkins | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
A lot of people were zipping around on motorboats they had kept in their driveways, also some kayaks like mine.
Dr. Neal is a spine surgeon who made a trip to heaven while drowning in a kayak accident in South America.
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 | David Bukszpan | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They have a modest second home, somewhere near the mountains where they can hike and bike and kayak and generally enjoy nature.
They include kayak, an online travel broker, and VKontakte, a social-networking site in Russia.Facebook Stock Woes Hurt Market’s View of Other New Tech Companies | Dan Lyons | June 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
We supposed that the paddle and the harpoon went with the kayak.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
While we were at breakfast, Weymouth came down to report a kayak coming off.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
Kiv-i-ung, who had never abused the boy, had gone out with the rest, but his kayak did not capsize.
He was so frightened that he nearly upset his kayak, but he steadied it and arose to his feet, lifting his spear.
He closed his eyes, the backbone became a kayak, and away he sped over the water.
British Dictionary definitions for kayak
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
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