or hurl·y

[ hur-lee ]
/ ˈhɜr li /

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.


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Origin of hurley

1815–25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey

Definition for hurlies (2 of 2)

[ hur-lee ]
/ ˈhɜr li /

noun, plural hurl·ies.

commotion; hurly-burly.
British. hurley.

Origin of hurly

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for hurlies

/ (ˈhɜːlɪ) /


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