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furl

verb \ ˈfər(-ə)l \

Definition of furl

transitive verb
:to wrap or roll (something, such as a sail or a flag) close to or around something
intransitive verb
:to curl or fold as in being furled

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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


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furl

noun

Definition of furl

1 :a furled coil
2 :the act of furling

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First Known Use of furl

1643


FURL Defined for English Language Learners

furl

verb

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

verb \ ˈfərl \

Definition of furl for Students

furled; furling
:to wrap or roll close to or around something
  • furl a flag


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