Definition of hurley in English:


Syllabification: hurl·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈhərlē


  • 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 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 the verb hurl.

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