thurm

[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. thuringia,
  2. thuringian,
  3. thuringian forest,
  4. thurl,
  5. thurlow,
  6. thurmond,
  7. thurmond, strom,
  8. thurrock,
  9. thurs.,
  10. thursday

Origin of thurm

First recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps metathetic variant of thrum2

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Examples 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