thirl

noun
\ ˈthər(-ə)l How to pronounce thirl (audio) \

Definition of thirl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

thirl

verb
thirled; thirling; thirls

Definition of thirl (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

dialectal British

First Known Use of thirl

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thirl

Noun

Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through — more at through entry 1

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The first known use of thirl was before the 12th century

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“Thirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirl. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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