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furl

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verb \ˈfər(-ə)l\

Definition of furl

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to wrap or roll (something, such as a sail or a flag) close to or around something

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to curl or fold as in being furled

Origin and Etymology of furl

Anglo-French ferlier to fasten, from fer, ferm tight (from Latin firmus firm) + lier to tie, from Latin ligare — more at ligature


First Known Use: 1556


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furl

noun

Definition of furl

  1. 1 :  a furled coil

  2. 2 :  the act of furling

1643

First Known Use of furl

1643


FURL Defined for English Language Learners

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furl

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verb \ˈfər(-ə)l\

Definition of furl for English Language Learners

  • : to wrap or roll (something, such as a sail or a flag) close to or around something


FURL Defined for Kids

furl

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verb \ˈfərl\

Definition of furl for Students

furled

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furling

  1. :  to wrap or roll close to or around something furl a flag


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