Definition of purler in English:


Line breaks: pur¦ler
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːlə


British informal
  • A headlong fall: the horse went a purler at the last fence
    More example sentences
    • 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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