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kyack1

[kahy-ak] /ˈkaɪ æk/
noun
1.

kyack2

[kahy-ak] /ˈkaɪ æk/
noun
1.
a type of packsack that consists of two connected sacks and is hung on either side of a packsaddle.
Origin of kyack2
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; origin uncertain

kayak

or kaiak, kyack, kyak

[kahy-ak] /ˈkaɪ æk/
noun
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.
2.
a small boat resembling this, made commercially of a variety of materials and used in sports.
verb (used without object)
3.
to go or travel by kayak.
verb (used with object)
4.
to travel on by kayak:
to kayak the Colorado River.
Origin
1750-60; < Inuit qayaq
Related forms
kayaker, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The contents of the kyack meant life to herself and to Ben,—deliverance and safety when all seemed lost.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • To loosen the straps that held the kyack covers was an easy matter.

  • The kyack was quite in the shadow now, yet she dared not attempt its theft until the three men were asleep.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • Step to off side, turn loop over, and engage it around the ends and bottom of kyack, from front to rear.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • The alforjas is constructed of heavy duck and leather, and of the same dimensions as the kyack.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • The fire was a heap of gray ashes except for its red-hot center: the kyack was in gloom.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • That is to say, one kyack should hang no lower upon the animal's side than the other, and both should hang as high as possible.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • Still trying to hold the kyack of food that meant life to Ben, she turned and darted into the shadows.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • Return to near side, and pass the loose end of running rope around the forward end, bottom and finally rear end of kyack.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • Lead the pack rope over the top of the pack, around the other kyack, and through to form another half hitch.

    Camp and Trail Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for kyack

kayak

/ˈkaɪæk/
noun
1.
a small light canoe-like boat used by the Inuit, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins
2.
a fibreglass or canvas-covered canoe of similar design
Word Origin
C18: from Inuktitut (Greenland dialect)
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Word Origin and History for kyack

kayak

n.

1757, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally "small boat of skins." The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun.

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