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.
A slender decked boat which is propelled by seated paddlers using double bladed paddles. Derived from the Eskimos.
A traditional kayak is a slender, watertight Eskimo boat propelled by paddles. It is made of a light wooden frame completely covered with skins except for opening(s) for the paddler(s).