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tupik

tupek

/ (ˈtuːpək) /

noun

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

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

tup, tupamaro, tupelo, tupi, tupi-guarani, tupik, tuple, tupolev, tupolev, andrei nikolayevich, tuppence, tuppenny

Word Origin for tupik

from Inuktitut tupiq
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Examples from the Web for tupik

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

    The North Pole|Robert E. Peary