What does hurling mean?

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ˈhɜr lɪŋhurl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurling(noun)

    a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each


  1. hurling(Noun)

    An Irish game of Celtic origin dating from AD400. It is played with an ash stick called a hurley (camán in Irish) and a hard leather ball called a sliotar.

  2. hurling(Noun)

    A Cornish street game resembling rugby, played with a silver ball.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurling

    of Hurl

  2. Hurling(noun)

    the act of throwing with force

  3. Hurling(noun)

    a kind of game at ball, formerly played


  1. Hurling

    Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for over 3,000 years, and is thought to be the world's fastest field team game in terms of game play. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty which is played predominantly in Scotland. The object of the game is for players to use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points. The sliotar can be caught in the hand and carried for not more than four steps, struck in the air, or struck on the ground with the hurley. It can be kicked or slapped with an open hand for short-range passing. A player who wants to carry the ball for more than four steps has to bounce or balance the sliotar on the end of the stick and the ball can only be handled twice while in his possession.

Editors Contribution

  1. hurling

    A type of sport with defined regulations and rules and a specific ball and stick, originated in Ireland and played in a number of countries throughout the world.

    Hurling is a popular sport across Ireland and other countries around the world and is played year round.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hurling in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    If we analyse their public speeches thoroughly, then we could realize it easily as how hard all groups are trying to prove to the population that they are not hands in glove together by merely hurling harsh words but no hard action against one another.

  2. England Scott Hend:

    I didn't see any marshals around but when I mentioned to Danny I was going over to speak to them( the hecklers) he was just waiting for it all to kickoff, danny was just waiting for me to punch one of the guys in the mouth. He had been hurling abuse at me before I hit my first putt at 14 and just wouldn't shut up from there on.

  3. Lama Fakih:

    Lebanese security officials responded to overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut by shooting into the air with live rounds, firing rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons, and in some cases hurling stones and beating protesters with batons and rifles.

  4. Michael Kenny:

    When you're Irish, you just love everything Irish, i don't think there will ever be an Irish hurling league in the United States but special event like this in the United States will always be amazing.

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