curragh

noun
cur·​ragh | \ˈkə-rə, -rəḵ \
variants: or currach

Definition of curragh 

: a usually large coracle used especially on the west coast of Ireland

First Known Use of curragh

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curragh

Middle English currok, from Irish currach, curach

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