from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Inuit or Eskimo boat consisting of a light wooden frame covered with watertight skins except for a single or double opening in the center, and propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
- n. A lightweight canoe that is similar in design.
- intransitive v. To go, travel, or race in a kayak.
- transitive v. To go or travel on (a body of water) by kayak: kayaked rapids of the Colorado River.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.
- v. to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak
- v. to traverse a body of water by kayak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greenland, a light fishing-boat, made of sealskins stretched over a wooden frame, having in the middle of the upper side an opening to receive the fisherman, who wraps himself in a flap of sealskin, which is laced close around the hole to prevent the penetration of water.
- To hunt or travel in a kayak. Eskimo kayaking near Amadjuak Bay, Baffinland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. travel in a small canoe
- n. a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos
Canadian Eskimo and Inuit qajaq.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Western Canadian Inuktitut ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, "man's boat"), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq. (Wiktionary)