Definition of purler in English:
A headlong fall: the horse went a purler at the last fence
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- What the annoyance it was, was the ironing board coming a right purler as the flex wrapped itself around its legs.
- Glenn McGrath's pre-match purler meant a surprise call-up for Michael Kasprowicz: ‘Yeah, it was a pretty amazing day all round,’ he admitted.
mid 19th century: from dialect purl 'upset, overturn'.
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