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currach

[kuhr-uh kh, kuhr-uh] /ˈkʌr əx, ˈkʌr ə/
noun, Scot., Irish.
1.
a coracle.
Also, curagh, curragh.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle
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British Dictionary definitions for curragh

currach

/ˈkʌrəx; ˈkʌrə/
noun
1.
a Scot or Irish name for coracle
Word Origin
C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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Encyclopedia Article for curragh

coracle

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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