A modern kayak.



  • A type of small boat, covered over by a surface deck, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position, from a hole in the surface deck


  • To use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak.
  • To traverse (a body of water) by kayak.


  • Borrowed from Inuktitut ᖃᔭᖅ ("man's boat") (Inuvialuktun), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq.

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