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

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Historical Examples of hurley

  • Hurley could only stay a very short time, and the subalterns were doing their best to make it lively for him.

    The Deserter

    Charles King

  • Hurley'll prob'ly rave round an' tell ye ye can't, an' bawl ye out, an' raise a rookus generally, but jest stick to it.

  • Hurley passed an investigating hand carefully over the lower part of his face, looked at his reddened fingers, and laughed aloud.

    The Copperhead

    Harold Frederic

  • Ol' Man Niles she tak' hees team an' gon' oop an' got Hurley an' de cookee, an' breeng heem to de store.

  • Last year Hurley inspected 'em an' so did Lon, an' they know the brands showed up big an' bright an' sassy.

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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