whir

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

whir (plural whirs)

  1. Alternative spelling of whirr
    • 1909, William Hope Hodgson, The Ghost Pirates
      Suddenly, the time-keeper struck three bells, and the deeper notes of the bell forrard, answered them. I gave a start. It seemed to me that they had been struck close to my elbow. There was something unaccountably strange in the air that night. Then, even as the Second Mate answered the look-out's "All's well," there came the sharp whir and rattle of running gear, on the port side of the mainmast.

Verb[edit]

whir (third-person singular simple present whirs, present participle whirring, simple past and past participle whirred)

  1. Alternative spelling of whirr