or cur·agh, cur·ragh

[kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh]

noun Scot., Irish.

a coracle.

Origin of currach

1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for currach

Historical Examples of currach

  • Edward wished much to know whether the currach was a horse, a cart, or a chaise.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • It is strange why it is called a curragh—more correctly, currach—for the word means a marsh, a place that stirs when trodden on.

British Dictionary definitions for currach


curagh or curragh


a Scot or Irish name for coracle

Word Origin for currach

C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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