- a chieftain; earl.
Origin of jarl
1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl
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Examples from the Web for jarl
Once he raised his pistol to Jarl's heart and lowered it again.
You, Jarl, get into the lock and take a cable with an electro-magnet anchor.
You, Nizzo and Ragna, enter the air-lock with Jarl so that if he misses, you can pull him back.
“This is my son Rolf,” said the jarl, turning round hastily.
Aye, when there is hope that good may come of dying,” rejoined the jarl, “but now there is no hope.
- medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble
C19: from Old Norse; see earl
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Word Origin and History for jarl
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