Definitions for Kayakˈkaɪ æk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kay•akˈkaɪ æk(n.)

  1. an Eskimo canoe with a skin cover on a light framework, made watertight by flexible closure around the waist of the occupant and propelled with a double-bladed paddle.

    Category: Nautical, Anthropology, Navy, Sport

  2. a small boat resembling this used in sports.

    Category: Nautical, Navy, Sport

  3. (v.i.)to go or travel by kayak.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport, Nautical, Navy

Origin of kayak:

1750–60; < Inuit qayaq

kay′ak•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kayak(verb)

    a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos

  2. kayak(verb)

    travel in a small canoe

    "we kayaked down the river"

Wiktionary

  1. kayak(Noun)

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

  2. kayak(Verb)

    to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak

    Kayaking is an Olympic sport.

  3. kayak(Verb)

    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.

  4. Origin: From ᖃᔭᖅ, from qyaq.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kayak(noun)

    a light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes

Freebase

  1. Kayak

    A Kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double bladed paddle. The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler. Their cockpit is sometimes covered by a spraydeck that prevents the entry of water from waves or spray and makes it possible for suitably skilled kayakers, to roll the kayak: that is, to capsize and right it without it filling with water or ejecting the paddler. Some modern boats vary considerably from a traditional design but still claim the title 'kayak', for instance in eliminating the cockpit by seating the paddler on top of the boat; having inflated air chambers surrounding the boat; replacing the single hull by twin hulls, and replacing paddles with other human powered propulsion methods, such as foot-powered rotational propellers and 'flippers'. Kayaks are also being sailed, as well as propelled by means of small electric motors, and even by outboard gas engines, when possible. The kayak was first made and used by the native Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo hunters in sub-Arctic regions of northeastern Asia, North America and Greenland.

CrunchBase

  1. KAYAK

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. It indexes hundreds of global travel sites to help you find the right flight, hotel, rental car or cruise line. Once you’ve found the way you want to travel, KAYAK allows you to choose from which site you want to make your purchases.The company was formed in January 2004 by co-founders of leading online travel agencies, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia. The company co-founders include Steve Hafner (CEO) a co-founder of Orbitz, Paul English (CTO) a former VP of technology at Intuit, Terrell Jones (Chairman), founder of Travelocity, and Greg Slyngstad (Director), founder of Expedia. KAYAK is headquartered in Norwalk, CT and has an R&D center in Concord, MA. The company launched a beta site in May of 2004, and launched publicly in January of 2005.KAYAK maintains advertising agreements with over 4,000 travel suppliers and online travel agencies including nearly every leading airline globally, most global hotel and car rental operators, and the leading online travel agencies including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline. The company also has several affiliate marketing partnerships. KAYAK provides white-label products within other branded web sites including America Online, Comcast, USA Today, Roadrunner, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Pricerunner, and About.com. KAYAK technology is built on a Java, Apache and Linux platform. It uses XML-HTTP and Javascript to create a rich UI.


Translations for Kayak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kayak(noun)

an open canoe, especially an Eskimo canoe made of sealskins stretched over a frame.

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