noun British Dialect.
Origin of pirn
Examples from the Web for pirn
Na, he juist said he'd forgotten a pirn, or his cruizey lamp, or ony thing.
"Ay, mony a pirn has 'Lisbeth filled to me," said Hendry, settling down to a reminiscence.
Fathom after fathom goes reeling from your pirn, but still you are barely able to drop the far fly into the distant curl.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21|Alexander Leighton
The first thing he saw was a half-finished reel of cotton—a pirn, he called it.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
So she spun at her yarn, and found more yarn on the “pirn” than she thought to find; which frightened her.Witch Stories|E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton