1550s, of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French ferler "to furl," from Old French ferliier "chain, tie up, lock away," perhaps from fer "firm" (from Latin firmus; see firm (adj.)) + -lier "to bind" (from Latin ligare). Also said to be a shortening of earlier furdle "to furl or fold." Related: Furled; furling. As a noun from 1640s.
1. An attempt was made to furl the headsail.
2. This umbrella doesn't furl neatly.
3. He was supposed to furl the side flaps in the morning.
4. Give it a neat furl.
5. The material receiving machine adopts furl mode, or case packing.