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or curagh, curragh

[kuhr-uh kh, kuhr-uh] /ˈkʌr əx, ˈkʌr ə/
noun, Scot., Irish.
a coracle.
Origin of currach
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle Unabridged
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  • Edward wished much to know whether the currach was a horse, a cart, or a chaise.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • It is strange why it is called a curragh—more correctly, currach—for the word means a marsh, a place that stirs when trodden on.

British Dictionary definitions for currach


/ˈkʌrəx; ˈkʌrə/
a Scot or Irish name for coracle
Word Origin
C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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