a sealskin boat used by Aleuts and southern Alaskan Eskimos.
Also, bidara [bahy-dahr-uh] , bidarkee [bahy-dahr-kee] , baidarka.

1825–35; < Russian baĭdárka, equivalent to baĭdár(a) kind of river craft (apparently akin to baĭdák river craft, barge, Old Russian baidakŭ, bodakŭ, of obscure origin) + -ka diminutive suffix Unabridged
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bidarka or bidarkee (baɪˈdɑːkə, baɪˈdɑːkiː)
a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska
[C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak]
bidarkee or bidarkee
[C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak]

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