Hurling



[hur-ling] /ˈhɜr lɪŋ/

noun
1.
the act of throwing or casting, especially 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 meters) long, points being scored by hitting, pushing, carrying, or throwing the leather-covered ball between the goalposts at the opponent’s end of the field with a wide-bladed stick resembling a hockey stick.
3.
(in parts of Britain, especially Cornwall) a traditional, rural game in which two groups of players, using methods similar to those of football, vie for possession of a ball or other object and try to carry or it into their own parish, village, farm, etc.
[hurl] /hɜrl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to throw or fling with great force or vigor.
2.
to throw or cast down.
3.
to utter with vehemence:
to hurl insults at the umpire.
verb (used without object)
4.
to throw a missile.
5.
Baseball. to pitch a ball.
noun
6.
a forcible or violent throw; fling.
/ˈhɜːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a traditional Irish game resembling hockey and lacrosse, played with sticks and a ball between two teams of 15 players each
/hɜːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to throw or propel with great force
2.
(transitive) to utter with force; yell: to hurl insults
3.
(Scot) (hʌrl). to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle
noun
4.
the act or an instance of hurling
5.
(Scot) (hʌrl). a ride in a driven vehicle
n.

verbal noun of 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.
v.

early 13c., hurlen, “to run against (each other), come into collision,” later “throw forcibly” (c.1300); “rush violently” (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln “to throw, to dash,” and East Frisian hurreln “to roar, to bluster.” OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr “expressing rapid motion;” see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally “rushing water.” For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.

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