American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An Irish game resembling lacrosse played with a broad-bladed, netless stick.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game in which opposite parties strive to hurl or force a ball through their opponents' goal, or to place it at one of two points in a district of country. As described by Carew in Cornwall in 1602, the former was called hurling to goal, and the latter (in which the people of the whole district took sides) hurling to the country. As played at the present time in Ireland, the game is the same as hockey.
- n. Strife.
- n. The young of the common perch.
- n. An Irish game of Celtic origin dating from AD400. It is played with an ash stick called a hurley (camán in Irish) and a hard leather ball called a sliotar.
- n. A Cornish street game resembling rugby, played with a silver ball.
- v. present participle of hurl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of throwing with force.
- n. A kind of game at ball, formerly played.
- n. a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each
“Americans know no shame (thank you Oprah) in hurling their stuff on us.”
“The bully is usually safe in hurling a race insult against the Jewish boy.”
“You’re entitled to your opinions and beliefs, but your hypocrisy in hurling playground insults and racial epithets at Ford just because he’s not sprung from your mold for African-American politicians is revolting.”
“Speaking of soccer, I like to think I was among the first, maybe the first, to call hurling "The Beautiful Game.”
“I could not call hurling the world's greatest game off one match though folks were calling it porribly that best match ever by possibly the sport's greatest-ever team, but it sure looked good from where I sat: speed, grace, precision.”
“I distinctly recall hurling a bit of abuse at arabs in an earlier post (in fact in a couple).”
“I agree with you that name hurling is infantile and I shall try to refrain from it.”
“Motorola -- the U.S. wireless-equipment giant that conceived the idea of hurling a phone system into space, and which owns 18 percent of Iridium -- has raised the possibility of liquidating the company.”
“About a month after their departure, Ms. Costa says, Mr. Santos called hurling threats.”
“I wasn't thrilled about the notion of hurling my sword into the shadows of the foliage.”
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