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tabanask n LEMOINE Dictionnaire Français-Montagnais 248: utpnshk ['native sled']; DC ~ (Labr: 1933-). Sledge with flat bottom rather than runners.
   1933 MERRICK 135 John claims old Mathieu will make him a better tabanask than that [simple slide], but I don't believe it. 1947 TANNER ii, 714-15 The trapper packs his skins and his tackle on to a tabanask, and this he himself must drag in all weathers; in a thaw, which is not rare if a cyclone comes and softens the snow, the tabanask can be unbearably heavy on account of its large friction surface.

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