Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coracle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coracle, or small skiff; a boat of wickerwork covered with hides or canvas.
  • noun A small cart made of twigs.

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  • noun nautical An Irish boat, constructed like a coracle, and originally the same shape; now a boat of similar construction but conventional shape and large enough to be operated by up to eight oars.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English currok, from Middle Irish curach, from Old Irish; akin to Welsh corwgl, coracle.]

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From Irish curach, corrach, from Proto-Celtic *kurukos (“boat”).

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