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[ kawr-ee, kor-ee ]
/ ˈkɔr i, ˈkɒr i /

noun Scot.

a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain.

Nearby words

corrida, corrido, corridor, corridor of uncertainty, corridors of power, corrie, corrie-fisted, corriedale, corrientes, corrigan, corrigan's pulse

Origin of corrie

First recorded in 1785–95, corrie is from the Scots Gaelic word coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for corrie


/ (ˈkɒrɪ) /


geology another name for cirque (def. 1)

Word Origin for corrie

C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle
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