Furl meaning

fûrl
To roll up and secure (a flag or sail, for example) to something else.
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To be or become rolled up.
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The act or an instance of rolling up.
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A single roll or a rolled section.
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To roll up tightly and make secure, as a flag to a staff or a sail to a spar.
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To become curled or rolled up.
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A roll or coil of something furled.
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A furling or being furled.
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To lower, roll up and secure (something, such as a sail or flag)
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Origin of furl

  • Perhaps from French ferler from Old French ferlier to fasten ferm firm firm1 lier to bind (from Latin ligāre leig- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition