or cur·agh, cur·ragh
[ kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh ]
/ ˈkʌr əx, ˈkʌr ə /
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noun Scot., Irish.
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Origin of currach
1400–50; late Middle English currok<Scots Gaelic curach,Irish currach boat; cf. coracle
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How to use currach in a sentence
Dot was in his glory, and in his element on the Curragh, and he was never quite happy anywhere else.The Kellys and the O'Kellys|Anthony Trollope
A horse-dealer once found the lighted cavern open on the night the Earl was riding round the Curragh and went in.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
Those who were fortunate enough to be selected were sent to the Curragh to be broken in to their new profession.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
Them palanquins are as big as 'ouses, an' uncommon 'ard to sell, as M'Cleary said when ye stole the sentry-box from the Curragh.'Soldier Stories|Rudyard Kipling
But one day in the spring he could not do so, being out in the dubs of the Curragh, cutting peat for the fires.The Woman Thou Gavest Me|Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for currach
curagh or curragh
/ Gaelic (ˈkʌrəx, ˈkʌrə) /
a Scot or Irish name for coracle
Word Origin for currach
C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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