Definition of kudlik in US English:

kudlik

(also qudlik)

noun

Canadian
historical
  • A soapstone oil lamp of a type traditionally used for light and heat by the Inuit and other peoples of the Arctic.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Elisha Kane (1820–1857), physician and Arctic explorer. From a variant of Eastern Canadian Inuit qulliq qulliq.

Pronunciation

kudlik

/ˈkuːdlɪk/