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coracle

Definition:

a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

coracles

Type of:

small boat » boat » vessel » craft

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

curagh [Ireland, Scotland] | currach [Ireland, Scotland] | curragh [Ireland, Scotland]

Etymology:

"round boat of wicker, coated with skins", 1540s (the thing is described, but ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Coracle

a small, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales but also in parts of Western and South West England, Ireland, and Scotland; the word is also used of similar boats found in India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet. The word "coracle" comes from... (44 of 2030 words, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Coracle

Britannica Encyclopedia:

coracle [boat] | curragh [Irish]

primitive, light, bowl-shaped boat with a frame of woven grasses, reeds, or saplings covered with hides. Those still used, in Wales and on the coasts ... (25 of 61 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/137033​/coracle

Wiktionary:

coracle [nautical] | coracles [plural]

A small, circular or oblong boat made of wickerwork and made watertight with hides or pitch, propelled and steered with a single paddle and light enough to be carried on a man's back. (33 of 35 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/coracle

Collins Dictionary:

coracle

a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame (13 of 384 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coracle

Oxford Dictionary:

coracle

Syllabification: (cor·a·cle) | [Welsh, Irish] a small, round boat made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, propelled with a paddle. (20 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/coracle

coracle [Welsh, Irish] | curragh [Irish, Scottish]

a small round boat made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, propelled with a paddle (16 of 58 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/coracle

Merriam-Webster:

coracle

a small boat used in Britain from ancient times and made of a frame (as of wicker) covered usually with hide or tarpaulin (23 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/coracle

Random House Dictionary:

coracle | curagh [Scottish, Irish] | currach [Scottish, Irish] | curragh [Scottish, Irish]

a small, round, or very broad boat made of wickerwork or interwoven laths covered with a waterproof layer of animal skin, canvas, tarred or oiled ... (25 of 44 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/coracle

New World Dictionary:

coracle | currach [Scottish, Irish] | curragh [Scottish, Irish]

a short, roundish boat made as of animal skins or canvas waterproofed and stretched over a wicker or wooden frame (20 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coracle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coracle [countable] | coracles [plural]

a small round boat made from animal skins (8 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coracle

American Heritage Dictionary:

coracle

A small rounded boat made of waterproof material stretched over a wicker or wooden frame. (15 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coracle

Cambridge Dictionary:

coracle

a small round boat which is made by stretching animal skin over a wooden frame (15 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coracle

Encarta Dictionary:

coracle | coracles [plural]

a small round boat made from animal skins stretched over a wicker frame (13 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600272​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

coracle

Origin: "round boat of wicker, coated with skins", 1540s (the thing is described, but not named, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle from 9th century), from Welsh ... (24 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=coracle

Oxford Dictionary:

coracle

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Welsh corwgl, cwrwgl, related to Scottish Gaelic and Irish curach "small boat"; compare with "currach"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/coracle

New World Dictionary:

coracle

Origin: Welsh corwgl from corwg, originally, leather-covered boat; akin to Latin corium, hide: see "corium"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coracle

Collins Dictionary:

coracle

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Welsh corwgl; related to Irish curach boat

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coracle

American Heritage Dictionary:

coracle

Origin: Welsh corwgl, from Middle Irish curach, from Old Irish.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coracle

Merriam-Webster:

coracle

First use: about 1547

Origin: Welsh corwgl

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/coracle

Encarta Dictionary:

coracle | coracles [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Welsh corwgl from Middle Irish curach

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600272​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

coracle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coracle"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coracle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coracle [countable] | coracles [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "coracle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coracle

Macmillan American Dictionary:

coracle [countable] | coracles [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "coracle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/coracle

Cambridge Dictionary:

coracle

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "coracle"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "coracle"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coracle

the Free Dictionary:

coracle

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "coracle"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "coracle"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "coracle" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/coracle

Google Dictionary:

coracle | coracles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "coracle"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=coracle

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

coracle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "coracle"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=coracl​01 word=coracle

YourDictionary Audio:

coracle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coracle" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coracle

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