Furl Furl (f[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furled} (f[^u]rld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Furling}.] [Contr. fr. furdle, fr. fardel bundle: cf. F. ferler to furl, OF. fardeler to pack. See {Furdle}, {Fardel}, and cf. {Farl}.] To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • furled — (f[^u]rld), adj. [p. p. of {furl}.] rolled up and secured; as, furled sails bound securely to the spar; a furled flag. Syn: rolled. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furled — [fə:ld US fə:rld] adj a furled newspaper, flag etc has been rolled or folded neatly ▪ He held a furled umbrella in one hand. >furl v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • furled — adjective rolled up and secured furled sails bound securely to the spar a furled flag his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm • Syn: ↑rolled • Similar to: ↑bound …   Useful english dictionary

  • furled — furl ► VERB ▪ roll or fold up neatly and securely. DERIVATIVES furled adjective. ORIGIN French ferler, from Old French fer, ferm firm + lier bind …   English terms dictionary

  • furled — adj. rolled up tightly fÉœrl /fɜːl v. roll up tightly; be rolled up tightly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • up|furled — «uhp FURLD», adjective. furled rolled up; upfolded …   Useful english dictionary

  • furl´er — furl «furl», verb, noun. –v.t. to roll up or fold up: »to furl a sail, to furl a flag. The boys broke up camp and furled the tent. Figurative. The birds furled their wings. –v.i. to become rolled or gathered up in a spiral or twisted form; curl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roller furling — is a method of furling or reefing wherein a sail is rolled around a stay or rotating spar. Roller furling is most commonly encountered on foresails, such as jibs, with mainsails a distant second.Furling methodsThe furling system itself is very… …   Wikipedia

  • furl — UK [fɜː(r)l] / US [fɜrl] verb [transitive] Word forms furl : present tense I/you/we/they furl he/she/it furls present participle furling past tense furled past participle furled mainly literary to fold or roll a piece of cloth or paper a furled… …   English dictionary

  • furl — /fɜl / (say ferl) verb (t) 1. to draw into a compact roll, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff. –verb (i) 2. to become furled. –noun 3. the act of furling or state of being furled. 4. a roll resulting from being furled. {compare… …   Australian English dictionary

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