Definition of hurley in English:



  • 1A stick used in the game of hurling.

    • ‘Some clothing, helmets, hurleys and bottles were left in the complex.’
    • ‘He signed autographs on hurleys, sliothars, jerseys, programmes and every available piece of paper!’
    • ‘Jimmy is happiest when recalling the friends he has made among the hurlers for whom he has repaired hurleys or made new hurleys over the years.’
    • ‘Hurling is played with much larger sticks called hurleys and players are allowed to hit the ball in the air or carry it on the hurley.’
    • ‘There is no expense incurred, as helmets and hurleys are supplied free of charge.’
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      another term for hurling
      • ‘Promoting hurley and camogie to thousands of primary school pupils, the food chain paid for hurls, balls and other equipment, and carried logos on bags and manuals.’


Early 19th century: from hurl.