coracle


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cor·a·cle

 (kôr′ə-kəl, kŏr′-)
n.
A small rounded boat made of waterproof material stretched over a wicker or wooden frame.

[Welsh corwgl, from corwg, from Middle Welsh corwc; akin to Old Irish curach, currach.]

coracle

(ˈkɒrəkəl)
n
(Nautical Terms) a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame
[C16: from Welsh corwgl; related to Irish curach boat]

cor•a•cle

(ˈkɔr ə kəl, ˈkɒr-)

n.
a small, round boat made of wickerwork or laths covered with a waterproofed layer of animal skin or fabric: used in Wales, Ireland, and parts of western England.
[1540–50; < Welsh corwgl, corwg; akin to Irish curach boat; see currach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coracle - a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker framecoracle - a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain
small boat - a boat that is small
Translations

coracle

[ˈkɒrəkl] Nbarquilla f de cuero

coracle

[ˈkɒrəkəl] n (= boat) → coracle m
References in classic literature ?
I had not then seen a coracle, such as the ancient Britons made, but I have seen one since, and I can give you no fairer idea of Ben Gunn's boat than by saying it was like the first and the worst coracle ever made by man.
And when, at last, I shouldered the coracle and groped my way stumblingly out of the hollow where I had supped, there were but two points visible on the whole anchorage.
The ebb had already run some time, and I had to wade through a long belt of swampy sand, where I sank several times above the ankle, before I came to the edge of the retreating water, and wading a little way in, with some strength and dexterity, set my coracle, keel downwards, on the surface.
And that night, the moon being full, and all the birds asleep, he did enter his coracle (as Master Francis Pretty would have said) and depart out of the island.
And all the river down to Staines is dotted with small craft and boats and tiny coracles - which last are growing out of favour now, and are used only by the poorer folk.
It has become a showcase for skills including horse logging, coracle making, rope turning and bodging, along with firm favourites like birds of prey displays and archery.
THE sight of coracle fishermen on the river Tywi in Carmarthenshire is a relatively common one, and while it is a tradition that goes back generations it is something that is still celebrated today.
EMILY Portman and her Coracle Band will be at Theatr Bryn Terfel, in Bangor's Pontio on Friday, December 2, in a concert that starts at 8pm.
The coracle sits on the water, rather than in it, and does not fight the cross currents.
McConnell must have taken the official coracle because the grand total for his travel bill was just PS131.
Now, however, a new book claims that Noah's Ark was a round coracle and looked very different from its traditional image.