Definition of kayak in English:
A canoe of a type used originally by the Inuit, made of a light frame with a watertight covering having a small opening in the top to sit in.
- The next highest categories were personal watercraft, cabin cruisers, canoes, rowboats and kayaks.
- These sculptural works are made of superimposed bentwood floatable frames: canoes, surfboards, kayaks, and rowboats fully equipped with oars.
- More fatalities occurred on canoes and kayaks than on personal watercraft, but the highest number occurred on open motorboats.
verb (kayaks, kayaking, kayaked)[no object] (usually as noun kayaking) Back to top
Travel in or use a kayak.
- Canadian canoeing, kayaking and sailing sessions will be on offer.
- Even here, though, it is possible to try a spot of canoeing or kayaking in the Gorge Waterway - not something to be tried in the Clyde.
- Whether you're into skydiving, kayaking or mountain biking, this is the place for you.
mid 18th century: from Inuit qayaq.
- Example sentences
- Deeply affected by the tragedy, he authored legislation that calls for mandatory life jacket wear for kayakers.
- Families of ducks, sail boats and kayakers round out the serene picture.
- We didn't know it, but the kayaker had abandoned his kayak and boarded the life raft after our aerial delivery.