Definition of garryowen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡarɪˈəʊɪn/


An up-and-under.
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.


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

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