harl

verb
variants: or harle \ ˈ(h)ärl, ˈ(h)ȧl \
or -ed/-ing/-s

Definition of harl 

(Entry 1 of 5)

transitive verb

1 dialectal, British : to drag, scrape, or pull (an object) usually along the ground

2 chiefly Scottish : to plaster (a surface) with roughcast the harled walls with which for many generations the Scots had finished their houses— Ian Finlay

intransitive verb

chiefly British : to troll for fish harling for spring salmonAtlantic

harl

noun (1)
variants: or harle \ ˈhȧl \
plural -s

Definition of harl (Entry 2 of 5)

British

: roughcast wall facing

\ˈ(h)ärl, ˈ(h)ȧl\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of harl (Entry 3 of 5)

dialectal, England

1 : to snarl up : entangle

2 or harle : to thread one leg of (a dead rabbit) through the other for ease in carrying

harl

noun (2)
\"\
plural -s

Definition of harl (Entry 4 of 5)

dialectal, England

: a tangled mass : snarl

harl

noun (3)
\ˈhärl\
plural -s

Definition of harl (Entry 5 of 5)

1 or harle : a fiber in a stalk of flax or hemp

2 : herl

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History and Etymology for harl

Verb

Middle English harlen to drag

Transitive verb

Middle English harlen to entangle

Noun (3)

Middle English herle, probably from Middle Low German herle, harle

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