curragh

currach

[kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh]
noun Scot., Irish.
a coracle.
Also, curagh, curragh.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle

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currach, curagh or curragh (ˈkʌrəx, Gaelic ˈkʌrə, ˈkʌrəx, Gaelic ˈkʌrə, ˈkʌrəx, Gaelic ˈkʌrə)
 
n
a Scot or Irish name for coracle
 
[C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle]
 
curagh, curagh or curragh
 
n
 
[C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle]
 
curragh, curagh or curragh
 
n
 
[C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle]

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curragh

primitive, light, bowl-shaped boat with a frame of woven grasses, reeds, or saplings covered with hides. Those still used, in Wales and on the coasts of Ireland, usually have a canvas and tar covering. American Indians used the similar bullboat, covered with buffalo hides, on the Missouri River, and the corita, often sealed with bitumen, on the Colorado

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