Furl Definition

furled, furling, furls
furled, furling, furls
To roll up tightly and make secure, as a flag to a staff or a sail to a spar.
Webster's New World
To become curled or rolled up.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of rolling up.
American Heritage
A roll or coil of something furled.
Webster's New World
A furling or being furled.
Webster's New World

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

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to furl using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With