Etymology
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kayak (n.)

type of Eskimo light boat, originally made from seal-skins stretched over a wooden frame, 1757, kajak, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally "small boat of skins." The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun. Related: Kayaking; kayaker (1856).

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Definitions of kayak
1
kayak (v.)
travel in a small canoe;
we kayaked down the river
2
kayak (n.)
a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos;
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