[kahy-ak] /ˈkaɪ æk/
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.
a small boat resembling this, made commercially of a variety of materials and used in sports.
verb (used without object)
to go or travel by kayak.
verb (used with object)
to travel on by kayak:
to kayak the Colorado River.
a variant of kayak
a small light canoe-like boat used by the Inuit, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins
a fibreglass or canvas-covered canoe of similar design
1757, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally “small boat of skins.” The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun.
[kahy-bab] /ˈkaɪ bæb/ noun 1. a nearly extinct tree squirrel, Sciurus kaibabensis, found only in a small area north of the Grand Canyon.
[kahy-i-too r] /ˌkaɪ ɪˈtʊər/ noun 1. a waterfall in central Guyana, on a tributary of the Essequibo River. 741 feet (226 meters) high.
[kahy-i-too r] /ˌkaɪ ɪˈtʊər/ noun 1. a waterfall in central Guyana, on a tributary of the Essequibo River. 741 feet (226 meters) high. [puh-tahr-oh] /pəˈtɑr oʊ/ noun 1. a river in central Guyana: (Kaieteur Falls) one of highest waterfalls in the world at 741 feet (226 meters). 100 miles (161 km) long.
/kaɪf/ noun 1. a variant of kif