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hurley

or hurl·y

[hur-lee]
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noun, plural hurl·eys, hurl·ies. 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.
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Origin of hurley

1815–25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey
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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.

  • 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

hurley

noun
  1. mainly British another word for hurling
  2. Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling
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