tirl

[turl]Scot.
noun
  1. a wheel, cam, or any revolving mechanism or piece of machinery.
  2. an allotted time for action that comes in rotation to each member of a group; turn.
verb (used with object)
  1. to rotate; turn; twirl.
verb (used without object)
  1. to make a rattling noise by spinning or revolving.

Origin of tirl

First recorded in 1480–90; metathetic variant of trill1
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Historical Examples of 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