Definition of hurley in English:


Line breaks: hur¦ley
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːli


1A stick used in the game of hurling.
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  • Hurling is played with much larger sticks called hurleys and players are allowed to hit the ball in the air or carry it on the hurley.
  • Jimmy is happiest when recalling the friends he has made among the hurlers for whom he has repaired hurleys or made new hurleys over the years.
  • He signed autographs on hurleys, sliothars, jerseys, programmes and every available piece of paper!
1.1 [mass noun] another term for hurling.
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  • Promoting hurley and camogie to thousands of primary school pupils, the food chain paid for hurls, balls and other equipment, and carried logos on bags and manuals.


early 19th century: from hurl.

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