Definition of currach in English:

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currach

Pronunciation: /ˈkərə(KH)/
Pronunciation: /ˈkərək/
(also curragh)

noun

Irish and Scottish term for coracle.
Example sentences
  • Access to the island is by small open boats and currachs with ferries running from both Bullsmouth in Achill and from Doran's pier in Ballycroy.
  • All the local fishing boats (sail boats then) and currachs combed the area and an extensive search was undertaken along the neighbouring shorelines.
  • They completed the course in one hour and 44 minutes faster than most of the 120-odd currachs and kayaks and everything else that took to the water for the race.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic curach 'small boat'. Compare with coracle.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cur·rach

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