pirn

noun

ˈpərn How to pronounce pirn (audio)
sense 2 is also
ˈpirn How to pronounce pirn (audio)
1
2
chiefly Scotland : a device resembling a reel

Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pirn was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pirn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pirn. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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