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tupik

tupek

noun
  1. Canadian (esp in the Arctic) a tent of animal skins, a traditional type of Inuit summer dwelling
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Word Origin

from Inuktitut tupiq
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Historical Examples

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

    The North Pole

    Robert E. Peary