forel

noun for·el \ˈfärəl\
variants: less commonly

forrel

\ˈfärəl\

Definition of forel

plural

-s

  1. 1a now dialectal, England :  sheath case b :  a sheath or slipcase for holding a book

  2. 2 :  an inferior parchment for book covers

  3. 3 :  burse 2c

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Origin and Etymology of forel

Middle English forel case, sheath, from Middle French forrel, fourrel, diminutive of fuerre sheath


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