Definition of herl in English:

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Pronunciation: /həːl/


A barb or filament of a feather used in dressing a fishing fly.
Example sentences
  • Four natural peacock herls are also used to form the back and head.
  • Tie in silver oval tinsel under the hook, followed by peach wool tail and two peacock herls.
  • Bring the peacock herl forward to form a back to the fly and tie off.


Late Middle English: apparently of Germanic origin and related to Middle Low German harle.

Words that rhyme with herl

birl, burl, churl, curl, earl, Erle, furl, girl, hurl, knurl, merle, pas seul, pearl, purl, Searle, skirl, squirl, swirl, twirl, whirl, whorl

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