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

Word Origin for tupik

from Inuktitut tupiq
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Related Words for tupik

canvas, pavilion, wigwam, tabernacle, yurt, wikiup, tepee, hogan

Examples from the Web for tupik

Historical Examples of tupik

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

    The North Pole

    Robert E. Peary