Definition of Eskimo roll in English:

Eskimo roll


  • A complete rollover in canoeing, from upright to capsized to upright.

    • ‘I wonder if she's doing Eskimo rolls in that kayak.’
    • ‘There is the possibility of flipping over with you harnessed inside, but that's what lessons and Eskimo rolls are for.’
    • ‘Righting himself with an Eskimo roll, the 46-year-old real estate appraiser came up dripping and smiling.’
    • ‘Some schools teach the Eskimo roll as part of basic training.’
    • ‘They're generally wider and more stable than traditional kayaks, so if you flip one, you can easily scramble back on - no Eskimo roll is necessary.’


Eskimo roll