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furl

 (fûrl)
v. furled, furl·ing, furls
v.tr.
To roll up and secure (a flag or sail, for example) to something else.
v.intr.
To be or become rolled up.
n.
1. The act or an instance of rolling up.
2. A single roll or a rolled section.

[Perhaps from French ferler, from Old French ferlier, to fasten : ferm, firm; see firm1 + lier, to bind (from Latin ligāre; see leig- in Indo-European roots).]

furl

(fɜːl)
vb
1. to roll up (an umbrella, a flag, etc) neatly and securely or (of an umbrella, flag, etc) to be rolled up in this way
2. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to gather in (a square sail)
n
3. the act or an instance of furling
4. a single rolled-up section
[C16: from Old French ferlier to bind tightly, from ferm tight (from Latin firmus firm1) + lier to tie, bind, from Latin ligāre]
ˈfurlable adj
ˈfurler n

furl

(fɜrl)

v.t.
1. to gather into a roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff.
v.i.
2. to become furled.
n.
3. the act of furling.
4. something furled.
[1550–60; compare Middle French ferler in same sense]
furl′a•ble, adj.

furl


Past participle: furled
Gerund: furling

Imperative
furl
furl
Present
I furl
you furl
he/she/it furls
we furl
you furl
they furl
Preterite
I furled
you furled
he/she/it furled
we furled
you furled
they furled
Present Continuous
I am furling
you are furling
he/she/it is furling
we are furling
you are furling
they are furling
Present Perfect
I have furled
you have furled
he/she/it has furled
we have furled
you have furled
they have furled
Past Continuous
I was furling
you were furling
he/she/it was furling
we were furling
you were furling
they were furling
Past Perfect
I had furled
you had furled
he/she/it had furled
we had furled
you had furled
they had furled
Future
I will furl
you will furl
he/she/it will furl
we will furl
you will furl
they will furl
Future Perfect
I will have furled
you will have furled
he/she/it will have furled
we will have furled
you will have furled
they will have furled
Future Continuous
I will be furling
you will be furling
he/she/it will be furling
we will be furling
you will be furling
they will be furling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furling
you have been furling
he/she/it has been furling
we have been furling
you have been furling
they have been furling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furling
you will have been furling
he/she/it will have been furling
we will have been furling
you will have been furling
they will have been furling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furling
you had been furling
he/she/it had been furling
we had been furling
you had been furling
they had been furling
Conditional
I would furl
you would furl
he/she/it would furl
we would furl
you would furl
they would furl
Past Conditional
I would have furled
you would have furled
he/she/it would have furled
we would have furled
you would have furled
they would have furled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.furl - form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth"
roll up, roll - show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
douse - lower quickly; "douse a sail"
reef - roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
bolt - make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"
gather in, take in - fold up; "take in the sails"
brail - take in a sail with a brail
Translations
يَطوي، يَلُف
složitsvinout
lægge sammen
összesodor
brjóta saman, rúlla upp
suskleistisuvynioti
salocītsaritinātsatīt
dürmeksarmak

furl

[fɜːl] VT (Naut) → aferrar; [+ wings] → recoger

furl

[ˈfɜːrl] vt [+ flag] → rouler; [+ sail] → ferler

furl

vt sail, flageinrollen; umbrellazusammenrollen

furl

[fɜːl] vt (sail) → piegare

furl

(fəːl) verb
to roll up (a flag, sail or umbrella).
References in classic literature ?
Nichols commenced stolidly to furl his sails again.
The big steam pinnace went off to her ship to bring over a few bluejackets to furl my sails for me.
Young Jukes, the chief mate, attending his commander to the gangway, would sometimes venture to say, with the greatest gentleness, "Allow me, sir" -- and possessing himself of the umbrella deferentially, would elevate the ferule, shake the folds, twirl a neat furl in a jiffy, and hand it back; going through the performance with a face of such portentous gravity, that Mr.
The weather continued calm, and they came on apace towards us, so I gave orders to come to an anchor, and furl all our sails; as for the savages, I told them they had nothing to fear but fire, and therefore they should get their boats out, and fasten them, one close by the head and the other by the stern, and man them both well, and wait the issue in that posture: this I did, that the men in the boats might he ready with sheets and buckets to put out any fire these savages might endeavour to fix to the outside of the ship.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
It reefs its sail when a storm threatens or the wind blows pretty hard, and furls it entirely and goes down when a gale blows.
But, Boris points out the advantages are the ability to furl on any point of sail and the fact that a single furl reduces the longest side of the sail for quick reefing.
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