purlin

noun
pur·​lin | \ ˈpər-lən How to pronounce purlin (audio) \

Definition of purlin

: a horizontal member in a roof

First Known Use of purlin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for purlin

origin unknown

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“Purlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purlin. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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