pirn
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. quill 1a(1) 2. chiefly Scottish a device resembling a reel

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  • Pirn — Pirn, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A quill or reed on which thread or yarn is wound; a bobbin; also, the wound yarn on a weaver s shuttle; also, the reel of a fishing rod. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pirn — [pʉrn, pirn] n. [ME pyrne, by metathesis < ? dial. prin, a pin, pointed twig] Scot. 1. the bobbin or spool of a weaver s shuttle 2. a fishing reel …   English World dictionary

  • pirn — /perrn, pirn/, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a weaver s bobbin, spool, or reel. 2. a fishing reel. [1400 50; late ME pyrne < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • pirn — ˈpərn, ˈpirn noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English pirne 1. : quill 1a(1) 2. chiefly Scotland : any of various devices resembling a reel …   Useful english dictionary

  • pirn — the reel of a fishing rod (Scottish) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pirn — noun a cone shaped spool or bobbin on which thread or yarn is wound used most often for weaving …   Wiktionary

  • PIRN — Preliminary Interface Revision Notice …   Acronyms

  • PIRN — Preliminary Interface Revision Notice …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • PIRN — Preliminary Interface Revision Notice Contributor: GSFC, MSFC …   NASA Acronyms

  • pìrn — 1) perno, asse intorno a cui gira qualunque congegno, una ruota e simili 2) sostegno, fondamento …   Dizionario Materano

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