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manak

[ man-ak ]
/ ˈmæn æk /
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noun

a wooden ball fitted with hooks and attached to a rope, used by the Inuit and Yupik in the Arctic to secure and haul in seals killed offshore.

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Origin of manak

From the Inuit word manaq
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