thurl

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

Definition of thurl

: the hip joint in cattle — see cow illustration

First Known Use of thurl

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thurl

perhaps from English dialect, gaunt

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