Adjective "Furled" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Furled


    Definition:

    1. to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff. verb (used without object)

    2. to become furled. noun

    3. the act of furling.

    4. something furled, as a roll. Idioms

    5. furl in a body, Nautical. to furl (a square sail) with loose canvas gathered at the mast, so as to make a harbor furl.

    6. furl in the bunt, Nautical. to furl (a square sail) by gathering canvas upward, so as to load the yard equally a

    Origin:
    furl

    Examples:

    "umbrellas can be furled."

    "flags can be furled."

    "booms can be furled."