Pronunciation: (fûrl), [key]
to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff.
1. to become furled.
2. furl in a body, Naut.to furl (a square sail) with loose canvas gathered at the mast, so as to make a harbor furl.
3. furl in the bunt, Naut.to furl (a square sail) by gathering canvas upward, so as to load the yard equally at all points.
1. the act of furling.
2. something furled, as a roll.
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