Meaning of “coracle” in the English Dictionary

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"coracle" in British English

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coraclenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒr.ə.kəl/ us /ˈkɔːr.ə.kəl/

Examples from literature

  • Coracles are sometimes used for ferrying—also punts. 
  • It was easy now to understand how she had recognized that rock tunnel through which the little coracle had been paddled. 
  • The cattle slept in the fields, the fishermen slept in their coracles. 
  • The current was bearing coracle and schooner southward at an equal rate. 
  • There is a fishing coracle coming alongside of us, my master, said he, "with two fishermen in her." 

(Definition of “coracle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)