[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. tirewoman,
  2. tirich mir,
  3. tiring,
  4. tiring room,
  5. tiriti,
  6. tiro,
  7. tirol,
  8. tirolean,
  9. tirolese,
  10. tironian

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