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pirn

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noun \ˈpərn, 2 is also ˈpirn\

Definition of pirn

  1. 1 :  quill 1a(1)

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  a device resembling a reel



Origin and Etymology of pirn

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with pirn


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