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pirn

[ purn, pirn ]
/ pɜrn, pɪrn /
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noun British Dialect.

a weaver's bobbin, spool, or reel.
a fishing reel.

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Origin of pirn

1400–50; late Middle English pyrne< ?
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British Dictionary definitions for pirn

pirn
/ (pɜːn, Scottish pɪrn) /

noun Scot

a reel or bobbin
(in weaving) the spool of a shuttle
a fishing reel
C15: of uncertain origin
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