pirn

noun
\ ˈpərn How to pronounce pirn (audio) , sense 2 is also ˈpirn How to pronounce pirn (audio) \

Definition of pirn

2 chiefly Scotland : a device resembling a reel

First Known Use of pirn

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pirn

Middle English

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“Pirn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pirn. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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