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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An open Eskimo boat that consists of a wooden frame covered with hide and is usually propelled with broad paddles.

Usage examples (10)
  • Now, can I have the baidarka, or do I have to settle for the keys to the umiak?
  • He sat with Nauja in the center of a spacious, open umiak as two of the young hunters paddled for him.
  • No one minded waiting for the umiak when there was no wind for its sails since the thirty-foot-long craft carried enough fresh food in it that they rarely had to stop to...
  • The open-water leads had ended not very far west of the inlet leading south to Back's River — the narrowing strait there was solid ice pack — so they'd had to beach and hide... for more
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