Definition of furling in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɜːlɪŋ/


[mass noun]
Equipment for rolling up sails securely and neatly around their yards or booms: in-mast and headsail furling is standard [as modifier]: manual and hydraulic furling systems
More example sentences
  • The boat across the street from me has had its roller furling jib come loose and it's flapping so loudly that you can hear it in the house.
  • You have taken your roller furling headsail off, so you know everything works, and, if you have a roller furling main, you have taken it off too.
  • At one point, the captain allowed that one could probably handle Royal Clipper under sail with just two crewmembers, but I had the sneaking feeling that he rather missed the old days, with 60 apprentices making or furling sail.

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