coracle

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Coracle

Etymology[edit]

Related to Welsh corwg, Irish curach, corrach (boat) and Cornish gorhel (ship), from Proto-Celtic *kurukos (boat).

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coracle (plural coracles)

  1. (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 person's back.

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