Origin of umiak
Examples from the Web for oomiak
No one objecting to this, the oomiak was paddled towards the land.
In the night-time he came and sailed with her over the water in an oomiak.The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
This was the fact that, although night was coming on, the oomiak with the women had not returned.
“When the oomiak swelled I thought it was going to burst,” added the chief.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
During the morning Shug-la-wina had come to our tent, and pointed to the oomiak then off to the southward.Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
Word Origin for umiak
"large Eskimo boat," c.1743, from Eskimo umiaq "an open skin boat." Said by 18c.-19c. sources to be a "woman's boat," as opposed to the kayak, which was worked exclusively by men.