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hurley

or hurly

[hur-lee] /ˈhɜr li/
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.
Origin of hurley
1815-1825
1815-25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey
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British Dictionary definitions for hurley

hurley

/ˈhɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) another word for hurling
2.
Also called hurley stick. the stick used in playing hurling
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