Definition of Coracle

1. Noun. A small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain.

Generic synonyms: Small Boat

Definition of Coracle

1. n. A boat made by covering a wicker frame with leather or oilcloth. It was used by the ancient Britons, and is still used by fisherman in Wales and some parts of Ireland. Also, a similar boat used in Thibet and in Egypt.

Definition of Coracle

1. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Coracle

1. a small boat [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coracle

cor blimey
cor bovinum
cor mobile
cor pendulum
cor pulmonale
cor pulmonare
cor triloculare
cor triloculare biatriatum
cor triloculare biventriculare
coraciiform bird
coracle (current term)
coracoacromial arch
coracoacromial ligament
coracobrachial bursa
coracobrachial muscle
coracoclavicular ligament
coracohumeral ligament
coracoid process
coracoid processes

Literary usage of Coracle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"Often, as I still lay at the bottom, and kept no more than an eye above the gunwale, I would see a big blue summit heaving close above me; yet the coracle ..."

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