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Definition of the noun Umiak

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noun - plural: umiaks

  1. [nautical] A large, open boat made of skins stretched over a wooden frame that is propelled by paddles; used by the Inuit for transportation.

Explanation

  1. Umiak a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. The umiak, umialak, umiaq, umiac, oomiac or oomiak is a type of boat used by both Yupik and Inuit, and was originally found in all coastal areas from Siberia to Greenland. First arising in Thule times, it has traditionally been used in summer to move people and possessions to seasonal hunting grounds and for hunting whales and walrus. Although the umiak was usually propelled by oars or paddles, sails, sometimes made from seal intestines, were also used, and in the 20th century, outboard motors.

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Google previewIn Order to Live Untroubled (2001)

Inuit of the Central Artic 1550 To 1940 by Renee Fossett

*Like the one-person kayak, an umiak is a skin boat, Introduction: Assumptions about the Other.

Google previewReading and Writing with the Alphabet (2007)

by Julius Bate Bessem-asu

UMIAK An umiak is a large, open boat made of animal skins. The skins are stretched on a wooden frame. It was used by Eskimos for transporting goods and rowed by women traditionally. When the boat was used for whaling, it was propelled ...

Google previewWater Transport Origns & Early Evolution

The umiak is a comparatively large open boat, deep-sided and flat- bottomed, fitted typically with either five or six rowing thwarts and capable of setting a fair-sized squaresail when favoured with a following wind. It is double- ended ...

Google previewThe Alaska Almanac (2012)

Facts about Alaska by Nancy Gates

The Eskimo umiak is a traditional skincovered boat whose design has changed little over the centuries. Although umiaks are mostly powered by outboard motors today, paddles are still used when stalking game and when ice might damage a ...

Google previewThe Sea-Craft of Prehistory (2013)

by Paul Johnstone

The umiak is a close second, but, of the two, the kayak is safer under all conditions of Arctic travel.M Military use of skin boats Finally, in this survey ofwhere skin craft are found in time and place, one should note a practice which must surely ...

Google previewBuilding Environments (2005)

by Kenneth A. Breisch, Alison K. Hoagland

CHAPTER 1 5 THE NORTHERN UMIAK: ' SHELTER, BOUNDARY, IDENTITY SUSAN W. FAIR The umiak is a large traditional skin-covered boat used widely by northern Native peoples in circumpolar seas, from Siberia to Greenland (tig.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to the Arctic and Antarctic (2003)

by Jack Williams

A umiak is a large Eskimo boat made of skins stretched on a wooden or bone frame and is propelled by paddling. A compound bow uses a system of cables and pulleys to make the bow easier to draw. Crampons are spiked plates that fit onto ...

Google previewIntroduction to Native North America (2015)

by Mark Sutton

The umiak is a large, open, walrus-skin boat that could carry a fairly large number of people and material possessions. In some regions, Umiaks are sometimes called “women's boats” because the women usually rowed them. In the Bering ...

Google previewThe Gospel in All Lands (1891)

The umiak is a long skin-covered boat. This is the family boat or carryall. Those in use around Behring Straits are about twenty-four feet long and five feet wide. They will safely carry fifteen persons and 500 pounds of freight, coasting in the sea.

Google previewDictionary of Artifacts (2008)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

umiak: a large, open boat used in Greenland and ...

Google previewDictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (2003)

by S. Medlik

allocentric/ psychocentric umiak An open flat-bottomed Eskimo boat, usually worked by women.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

PROA, BUNGO, KAYAK, UMIAK, WAAPA, DUGOUT canon _ LAW, RULE, DECREE canonical hour _ SEXT, LAUDS, NONES, PRIME, MATINS, VESPERS canopy _ COVER, SHADE, AWNING cant _ TIP, HEEL, SING, TILT, ARGOT, CHANT, ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

off-the-rack, paperback, Pasternak, pickaback, piggyback, Pontiac, postat- tack, quarterback, razor- back, retropack, running back, Sarawak, silverback, single- track, steeplejack, stickleback, Syriac, tamarack, tenure-track, umiak, Union Jack, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Volume II (Part Two -- Profit - Zion) (2004)

by James Hastings

S'orrow, Sin, and Beauty ; Du Hose, Gospel in the Umiak ; Lux Mundi, 'The Problem o( Pain'; Workman, The Servant of Je hovah.

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

The kajak is the men's boat The umiak is the women's boat ; has a flat bottom, and is much larger.

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

HOOKER, DROGHER dispatch AVISO, OOLAK Dutch Indies PRAAM, HOOKER Egyptian BARIS, SANDAL English COBLE Eskimo KYAK, KAYAK, UMIAK, OOMIAK, BIDARKEE, BinARKA ferry BAC fishing DORY, COBLE, SMACK, DOGGER, ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans: An A to Z of Tribes, Culture, and History (2013)

by Adele Nozedar

P—Pacanne to Pushmataha Q—Quapaw to Quetzalcoatl R—RainintheFace to Roots S—Sacajawea to Syringes T—Tadodaho to Tuskaloosa U—Umiak toUte V —VanillatoVisionQuest W—WabanakiConfederacy toWyandot Y—Yakama to ...

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Scrabble value of U1M3I1A1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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