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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.]
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(Nautical Terms) a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame
[C16: from Welsh corwgl; related to Irish curach boat]
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cor•a•cle(ˈkɔr ə kəl, ˈkɒr-)
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]
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coracle[ˈkɒrəkəl] n (= boat) → coracle m
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