- 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
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Examples from the Web for hurley
Indeed, in as much as clothes define us, Hurley had the strange distinction of having her persona defined by a dress.
All this buzz, the continued tabloid fascination with Hurley, is down—absurdly—to that dress.
In wearing it, Hurley helped originate a wider revolution, too.
In recent years, away from the screen, Hurley has reinvented herself as a yummy mummy.
The dress bizarrely burdened Hurley with a ready-made character to play up to, which she did without overt complaint.
So Hurley hospitably brought the late papers and placed them within reach.Under Fire
Hurley was brown-haired and blue-eyed; a very pleasant fellow.The Story of the Outlaw
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
- mainly British another word for hurling
- Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling
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