furl furl

Definition(s):

  • (v) form into a cylinder by rolling

Usage(s):

  1. On her two lofty basketwork masts, which looked like Eiffel Towers, the resourceful professor planned to rig square sails which would unfurl, furl at the touch of a button.
  2. As the train chuffed across Poland the refugees were compelled by Polish soldiers to furl their red flags, but once in Russia they wiggled them from every window.
  3. Automatic winches furl and unfurl the Procyon's Kevlar mainsail and jib horizontally, at a finger's touch, without human assistance.

News

  • Spangdahlem fighter squadron closing after 60 years in Europe

    When it was time to furl the guidon at the 81st Fighter Squadron’s inactivation ceremony Tuesday, the only A-10 Thunderbolt II in the hangar was a small concrete replica of the squadron’s aircraft on display near the stage.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  • "We replaced muscle power with hydraulics and electrical winches to raise and furl huge sails and sheet them home at the press of a button," Holland explains.
    on Aug 25, 2006 By: Ron Holland Source: CNNMoney.com

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