cur·​ragh ˈkə-rə How to pronounce curragh (audio) -rəḵ How to pronounce curragh (audio)
variants or currach
: a usually large coracle used especially on the west coast of Ireland

Word History


Middle English currok, from Irish currach, curach

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curragh was in the 15th century

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“Curragh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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