hurling

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hurling (countable and uncountable, plural hurlings)

  1. The act by which something is hurled or thrown.
    • Charles Dickens, Pincher Astray
      The butcher's boy — a fierce and beefy youth, who openly defied the dog, and waved him off with hurlings of his basket and threatenings of his feet, accompanied by growls of "Git out, yer beast!" — now entered silently []
  2. An Irish game of Celtic origin dating from AD400. It is played with an ash stick called a hurley (camán in Irish) and a hard leather ball called a sliotar.
  3. A Cornish street game resembling rugby, played with a silver ball.

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Verb[edit]

hurling

  1. Present participle of hurl.