Meaning of “purl” in the English Dictionary

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"purl" in British English

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purlnoun [ U ]

uk /pɜːl/ us /pɝːl/

a type of stitch that you make when you knit by putting the needle into the front of the first stitch on the other needle

purlverb [ I or T ]

uk /pɜːl/ us /pɝːl/

to knit a purl stitch:

Knit one, purl one.

(Definition of “purl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)