Etymology
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coracle (n.)

"round boat of wicker, coated with skins," used by fishermen on the coast of Wales and parts of Ireland, 1540s (the thing is described, but not named, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle from 9c.), from Welsh corwgl, from corwg, cognate with Gaelic curachan, Middle Irish curach "boat," which probably is the source of Middle English currock "coracle" (mid-15c.). The name is perhaps from the hides that cover it (see corium).

updated on March 31, 2018

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Definitions of coracle from WordNet

coracle (n.)
a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain;
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