Origin of umiak
Examples from the Web for umiak
The umiak dashed off, but it seemed as if it were standing still, so swiftly did the whale overhaul it.
When Kovik appeared in his umiak with his squat wife and family, there was a general handshaking.The Whelps of the Wolf|George Marsh
And then next morning very early, he set out and rowed northward in his umiak.
And at the same moment the sea was lashed into foam, but the umiak had reached the land.
One of them is the great woman's boat called the umiak, from twelve to eighteen yards in length, and four or five in width.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
British Dictionary definitions for umiak
Word Origin for umiak
Word Origin and History for umiak
"large Eskimo boat," c.1743, from Eskimo umiaq "an open skin boat." Said by 18c.-19c. sources to be a "woman's boat," as opposed to the kayak, which was worked exclusively by men.