corrie

[ kor-ee ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Irish

from Scottish Gaelic and Irish coire ‘cauldron, hollow’

Synonyms

  • cirque

Antonyms

  • n/a

Definition

a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain

Example

A) The group hiked for hours to take a refreshing swim in the corrie. B) The corrie was located on the north side of the mountain.

Usage Over Time

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