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purlin

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noun pur·lin \ˈpər-lən\

Definition of purlin

  1. :  a horizontal member in a roof



Origin and Etymology of purlin

origin unknown


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with purlin

merlin, Merlin, merlon, yearling


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