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hurling (n.)

verbal noun of hurl (q.v.); attested 1520s as a form of hockey played in Ireland; c. 1600 as the name of a game like hand-ball that once was popular in Cornwall.

updated on August 07, 2012

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Definitions of hurling from WordNet

hurling (n.)
a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each;
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