Definition of coracle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəkl//
, NAmE//ˈkɑːrəkl//
Types of boats and ships
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a small round boat with a wooden frame, used in Wales and Ireland See related entries: Types of boats and ships Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Welsh corwgl, cwrwgl, related to Scottish Gaelic and Irish curach ‘small boat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coracle