furl

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Old French ferlier, modern French ferler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɝl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)l

Verb[edit]

furl (third-person singular simple present furls, present participle furling, simple past and past participle furled)

  1. (transitive) To lower, roll up and secure (something, such as a sail or flag)
    • 1866, Charles Dickens, The Signal-Man[1]:
      When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole.
    • 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
      I was furling my wieldy umbrella for the coat check when I saw her standing alone in a corner.

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