kayak

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English[edit]

A picture of a modern kayak.
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Etymology[edit]

From Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, man's boat), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq.

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Noun[edit]

kayak (plural kayaks)

  1. A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.

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kayak (third-person singular simple present kayaks, present participle kayaking, simple past and past participle kayaked)

  1. (intransitive) to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak
    Kayaking is an Olympic sport.
  2. (transitive) to traverse a body of water by kayak.
    On a dare, he kayaked the Harlem River in New York from Hell's Gate to Spyten Duyvil.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, man's boat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.jak/
  • Homophone: kayaks
  • Hyphenation: ka‧yak

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kayak m (plural kayaks)

  1. kayak
  2. kayaking

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Italian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, man's boat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.ˈjak/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧yàk

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kayak m (invariable)

  1. kayak
  2. kayaking

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Spanish[edit]

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kayak m (plural kayaks)

  1. kayak

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Turkish[edit]

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kayak (definite accusative kayağı, plural kayaklar)

  1. ski

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak (plural kayaks)

  1. kayak

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