Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

tirl

[turl] /tɜrl/ Scot.
noun
1.
a wheel, cam, or any revolving mechanism or piece of machinery.
2.
an allotted time for action that comes in rotation to each member of a group; turn.
verb (used with object)
3.
to rotate; turn; twirl.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make a rattling noise by spinning or revolving.
Origin of tirl
1480-1490
First recorded in 1480-90; metathetic variant of trill1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tirl
Historical Examples
  • I was in somewhat of a hurry and I had not time to go round by the gate and tirl at the pin.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett

Word of the Day

Nearby words for tirl

Word Value for tirl

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends