Definition of hurling in English:


Syllabification: hurl·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhərliNG


  • An Irish game resembling field hockey, played with a shorter stick with a broader oval blade. It is the national game of Ireland and may date back to the 2nd millennium bc.
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    • Gaelic football and hurling have been arousing Irish passions for a long, long time.
    • It was a most enjoyable afternoon of hurling, camogie and football.
    • At present only Gaelic games such as Gaelic football and hurling are allowed to be played.

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