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coracle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coracle  \Cor"a*cle\,  n.  [W.  corwgl  cwrwgl  fr  corwg  cwrwg 
  any  round  body  or  vessel,  the  trunk  of  the  body,  carcass.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coracle 
  n  :  a  small  rounded  boat  made  of  hides  stretched  over  a  wicker 
  frame;  still  used  in  some  parts  of  Great  Britain 




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