Definition of bidarka in English:
A canoe covered with animal skins, used by the Inuit of Alaska and adjacent regions.
- One day all the Aleuts moved out of the village and paddled their bidarkas back to Port Graham.
- The center cockpit of these bidarkas were used to transport traders, explorers, and Russian Orthodox priests.
- With jade-tipped harpoons they stalked and killed 60 ton whales in skincovered kayaks, called bidarkas and umikaks.
early 19th century: from Russian baĭdarka, diminutive of baĭdara 'an umiak'.
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