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hurling

[ hur-ling ]
/ ˈhɜr lɪŋ /
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noun

the act of throwing or casting, especially with great force or strength.
a traditionally Irish game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 140 yards (128 meters) long, points being scored by hitting, pushing, carrying, or throwing the leather-covered ball between the goalposts at the opponent's end of the field with a wide-bladed stick resembling a hockey stick.
(in parts of Britain, especially Cornwall) a traditional, rural game in which two groups of players, using methods similar to those of football, vie for possession of a ball or other object and try to carry or hurl it into their own parish, village, farm, etc.

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Origin of hurling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at hurl, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for hurling

hurling
/ (ˈhɜːlɪŋ) /

noun

a traditional Irish game resembling hockey and lacrosse, played with sticks and a ball between two teams of 15 players each
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