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 kayaking
Contemporary Examples of kayaking
Lesser sports facilities—used for rowing, baseball, and kayaking contests in the 2008 Games—now seem deserted.Architectural White Elephants: Beijing, London, and the Post-Olympics Curse
August 14, 2012
Kayaking certainly proves a compelling metaphor for both writing and grief.
Like writing, kayaking is all a balancing act, a one-man show of force and skill.
- 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 for kayak
1757, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally "small boat of skins." The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun.