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

  • n. Scots & Irish A coracle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Middle English currok, from Middle Irish curach; see coracle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Irish curach, corrach, from Proto-Celtic *kurukos (“boat”). (Wiktionary)



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