kayak

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noun kay·ak \ˈkī-ˌak\

Definition of kayak

  1. 1 :  an Eskimo canoe made of a frame covered with skins except for a small opening in the center and propelled by a double-bladed paddle

  2. 2 :  a portable boat styled like an Eskimo kayak

kayak

intransitive verb

kayaker

play \ˈkī-ˌa-kər\ noun

kayaking

play \ˈkī-a-kiŋ\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of kayak

Inuit qayaq


KAYAK Defined for English Language Learners

kayak

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noun

Definition of kayak for English Language Learners

  • : a long narrow boat that is pointed at both ends and that is moved by a paddle with two blades


KAYAK Defined for Kids

kayak

play
noun kay·ak \ˈkī-ˌak\

Definition of kayak for Students

  1. :  a small boat that is pointed at both ends, holds one or two people, and is moved by a paddle with two blades

Headscratcher for kayak

Kayak is spelled the same forward and backward.



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