pur·​lin ˈpər-lən How to pronounce purlin (audio)
: a horizontal member in a roof

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Purlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purlin. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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