currach

or cur·agh, cur·ragh

[ kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh ]
/ ˈkʌr əx, ˈkʌr ə /
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noun Scot., Irish.

a coracle.

Nearby words

  1. curmudgeon,
  2. curmudgeonly,
  3. curn,
  4. curnow,
  5. curr,
  6. currajong,
  7. currant,
  8. currant borer,
  9. currant bun,
  10. currant jelly clot

Origin of currach

1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle

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Examples from the Web for 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

currach

curagh or curragh

/ Gaelic (ˈkʌrəx, ˈkʌrə) /

noun

a Scot or Irish name for coracle

Word Origin for currach

C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle

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