furlverb [ T ]uk /fɜːl/ us /fɝːl/
Examples from literature
- And besides, if you let the umbrella down you can furl it and use it for a walking-stick, and instead of being a hindrance it will be a help to you.
- As soon as the sails were furled, the yards were sent down.
- He saw her pause before the door of the opposite house, open it with a latchkey, and caught a full view of her profile in the single moment that she turned to furl her umbrella and enter.
- So we went up and furled all sail, a tedious business when the sails are wet and heavy.
- Were I on my schooner and had the same storm blown up so suddenly, we should not have had time to furl a sail.