coracle

noun
cor·​a·​cle | \ ˈkȯr-ə-kəl How to pronounce coracle (audio) , ˈkär- \

Definition of coracle

: a small boat used in Britain from ancient times and made of a frame (as of wicker) covered usually with hide or tarpaulin

Examples of coracle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Irish claim centers on St Brendan, who in the sixth century is said to have sailed to America in his coracle. Gordon Campbell, Time, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of coracle

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coracle

Welsh corwgl

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The first known use of coracle was circa 1547

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“Coracle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coracle. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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