thurm

[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /

verb (used with object)

to carve (a piece of wood, as a post or table leg) across the grain so as to produce an effect of turning.

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Origin of thurm

First recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps metathetic variant of thrum2
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Example sentences from the Web for thurm

  • Dahl compares it with the Russian tyurma, a prison, and the German Thurm.

    Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston