tirl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare twirl, thirl.

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Verb[edit]

tirl (third-person singular simple present tirls, present participle tirling, simple past and past participle tirled)

  1. (intransitive, Britain, Scotland, dialectal) To quiver; to vibrate; to veer about.
  2. (intransitive, Britain, Scotland, dialectal) To make a rattling or clattering sound by twirling or shaking.
    to tirl at the pin, or latch, of a door

Noun[edit]

tirl (plural tirls)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) A vibration.
  2. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) A substitute for a trundle wheel or lantern wheel in a mill.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; compare tirr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tirl (third-person singular present tirls, present participle tirlin, past tirlt, past participle tirlt)

  1. to strip
  2. to uncover, remove surface of