Coracle definition

kôrə-kəl, kŏr-
A small rounded boat made of waterproof material stretched over a wicker or wooden frame.
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A short, roundish boat made as of animal skins or canvas waterproofed and stretched over a wicker or wooden frame.
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(nautical) A small, circular or oblong boat made of wickerwork and made watertight with hides or pitch, propelled and steered with a single paddle and light enough to be carried on a man's back.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coracle
Plural:
coracles

Origin of coracle

  • Welsh corwgl from corwg from Middle Welsh corwc Old Irish curach currach

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition