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pirn

[purn, pirn] /pɜrn, pɪrn/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a weaver's bobbin, spool, or reel.
2.
a fishing reel.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English pyrne < ?
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pirn

/pɜːn; Scottish pɪrn/
noun (Scot)
1.
a reel or bobbin
2.
(in weaving) the spool of a shuttle
3.
a fishing reel
Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin
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