Meaning of kyak in English:

kyak

Pronunciation /ˈkʌɪak/

noun

(also kiack)
dialect North American, Canadian
  • Any of several herrings or shads of the North American east coast; especially the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Abraham Gesner (1797–1864). Apparently from Micmac.