purler

noun (1)
purl·er | \-lə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of purler 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British

purler

noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of purler (Entry 2 of 2)

: a worker who finishes raw edges of knitted garments with decorative stitching

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Noun (1)

purl entry 6 + -er

Noun (2)

purl entry 2 + -er

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Purkinje fiber

Purkyně

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purlhouse

purlicue

purlieu

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