hurley

hurley

[hur-lee]
noun, plural hurleys, hurlies. British.
1.
the game of hurling.
2.
the leather-covered ball used in hurling.
3.
the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade.
4.
Informal. a club or cudgel.
Also, hurly.


Origin:
1815–25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey

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hurley (ˈhɜːlɪ)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) another word for hurling
2.  Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling

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