tupik

tupek

/ (ˈtuːpək) /

noun

Canadian (esp in the Arctic) a tent of animal skins, a traditional type of Inuit summer dwelling

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Word Origin for tupik

from Inuktitut tupiq
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Example sentences from the Web for tupik

  • The tupik is made of sealskins, with the hair on the inside.

    The North Pole|Robert E. Peary