American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To roll up and secure (a flag or sail, for example) to something else.
- v. To be or become rolled up.
- n. The act or an instance of rolling up.
- n. A single roll or a rolled section.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, and fasten by a gasket or cord; draw up or draw into close compass, as a flag.
- To ruffle.
- n. A roll of what is furled.
- n. The manner of furling (a sail), or the appearance presented when furled: as, a vessel is judged by the furl of the sails.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. form into a cylinder by rolling
- 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). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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