Part of speech: verb

To roll up and secure, as a sail to a spar.

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Usage examples "furl":

  1. You'll furl no sails till you're home, my son. - "Jim Davis", John Masefield.
  2. They have the sails properly reefed, and, if necessary, they can furl them in short order. - "The Players", Everett B. Cole.
  3. Oh, 'tis hard for us to fold it, Hard to think there's none to hold it, Hard that those who once unrolled it Now must furl it with a sigh! - "How the Flag Became Old Glory", Emma Look Scott.