[ turl ]
/ tɜrl /


a wheel, cam, or any revolving mechanism or piece of machinery.
an allotted time for action that comes in rotation to each member of a group; turn.

verb (used with object)

to rotate; turn; twirl.

verb (used without object)

to make a rattling noise by spinning or revolving.

Origin of tirl

First recorded in 1480–90; metathetic variant of trill1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tirl

  • 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