or hurl·y


noun, plural hurl·eys, hurl·ies. British.

the game of hurling.
the leather-covered ball used in hurling.
the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade.
Informal. a club or cudgel.

Origin of hurley

1815–25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for hurley

bandy, hurley, hurling, shinny, shinty

Examples from the Web for hurley

Contemporary Examples of hurley

Historical Examples of hurley

  • 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



mainly British another word for hurling
Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling
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