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[kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh]
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noun Scot., Irish.
  1. currach.


or cur·agh, cur·ragh

[kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh]
noun Scot., Irish.
  1. a coracle.

Origin of currach

1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle
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Examples from the Web for curagh

Historical Examples

  • There was Patch after was drowned out of a curagh that turned over.

    Riders to the Sea

    J. M. Synge

  • It's that word you may take in your curagh to Conchubor in Emain.

  • We will make your curagh ready and it fitted for the voyage of a king.

British Dictionary definitions for curagh


  1. a variant spelling of currach


curagh or curragh

  1. a Scot or Irish name for coracle

Word Origin

C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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