Definition of garryowen in English:

garryowen

Line breaks: garry|owen
Pronunciation: /ˌgarɪˈəʊɪn
 
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noun

Rugby
  • An up-and-under.
    More example sentences
    • He hit back immediately, however, when he launched a hopeful garryowen and they collided in their efforts to gather it.
    • He contributed a booming diagonal towards the corner, a chip behind the Edinburgh midfield and then a high garryowen.
    • Ireland took the lead when his garryowen caused panic in the South Africa defence.

Origin

1960s: named after a rugby club in Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

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