pirn

pirn

[purn, pirn]
noun British Dialect.
1.
a weaver's bobbin, spool, or reel.
2.
a fishing reel.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English pyrne < ?

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pirn (pɜːn, Scottish pɪrn)
 
n
1.  a reel or bobbin
2.  (in weaving) the spool of a shuttle
3.  a fishing reel
 
[C15: of uncertain origin]

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