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kayak

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaɪ.æk/ us  
a light narrow canoe with a covering over the top
Translations of “kayak”
in Spanish kayak…
in French kayak…
in German der Kajak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛斯基摩小船, (帶頂輕巧的)獨木舟,單人小船…
in Russian каяк, байдарка…
in Turkish Eskimo kayığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱斯基摩划子, (带顶轻巧的)独木舟,单人划子…
in Polish kajak…
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