umiak

noun
umi·​ak | \ ˈü-mē-ˌak How to pronounce umiak (audio) \
plural umiaks

Definition of umiak

: an open boat made of a wooden frame covered with hide used especially by indigenous peoples of arctic Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and eastern Siberia

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First Known Use of umiak

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for umiak

Inuit umiaq

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“Umiak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umiak. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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