hurl|ing [ `hɜrlıŋ ] noun uncount
a game similar to FIELD HOCKEY and LACROSSE that is popular in Ireland and is played by two teams of 15 players

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Hurling — (in Irish, iománaíocht or iomáint ) is an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. The game, played primarily in Ireland, has… …   Wikipedia

  • Hurling — Fédération Association athlétique gaélique Principale nation  Irlande Principales compétitions All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hurling — (irisch: Iomáint, Iománaíocht) ist ein Mannschaftssport keltischen Ursprungs, der mit Stöcken und einem Ball gespielt wird. Es wird hauptsächlich in Irland gespielt und ist eine der schnellsten Mannschaftssportarten der Welt. Es gibt Parallelen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hurling — s.n. Joc sportiv originar din Irlanda, care se practică cu o minge de plută îmbrăcată în piele, condusă şi lovită cu un fel de crosă, şi care trebuie introdusă în poarta adversă. [pron. árling. / < engl. hurling) Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Hurling — Hurl ing, n. 1. The act of throwing with force. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of game at ball, formerly played. [1913 Webster] Hurling taketh its denomination from throwing the ball. Carew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurling — (n.) verbal noun of HURL (Cf. 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurling — ► NOUN ▪ an Irish game resembling hockey, played with a shorter stick with a broader oval blade …   English terms dictionary

  • hurling — [hʉr′liŋ] n. [< HURL] an Irish game resembling field hockey …   English World dictionary

  • Hurling — Sliotar (pelota) y hurley (palo) …   Wikipedia Español

  • hurling —    Once popular throughout Cornwall, hurling now survives traditionally in only two places St Columb Major and St Ives. It is a street ball game, similar to the mass football customs described elsewhere, but in hurling the ball is thrown or… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • hurling — /herr ling/, n. 1. the act of throwing or casting, esp. with great force or strength. 2. a traditionally Irish game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 140 yards (128 m) long, points being scored by hitting, pushing,… …   Universalium

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