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[hur-lee] /ˈhɜr li/
noun, plural hurleys, hurlies. British.
the game of hurling.
the leather-covered ball used in hurling.
the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade.
Informal. a club or cudgel.
Origin of hurley
1815-25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So hurley hospitably brought the late papers and placed them within reach.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • hurley was brown-haired and blue-eyed; a very pleasant fellow.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • That was why he was in a hurry to get to the neighboring town of hurley, where she lived.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • That will do, Mr hurley; desire the sentry to tell my steward to come here.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I told you when I set my heart upon hurley what my idea was.

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
British Dictionary definitions for hurley


(mainly Brit) another word for hurling
Also called hurley stick. the stick used in playing hurling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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