umiak

or oo·mi·ak

[ oo-mee-ak ]
/ ˈu miˌæk /

noun

an open Eskimo boat that consists of a wooden frame covered with skins and provided with several thwarts: used for transport of goods and passengers.

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Origin of umiak

First recorded in 1760–70, umiak is from the Inuit word umiaq “women's boat”

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umiak

oomiak

/ (ˈuːmɪˌæk) /

noun

a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by InuitCompare kayak

Word Origin for umiak

C18: from Greenland Inuktitut: boat for the use of women
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