Meaning of purler in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəːlə/


informal British
  • A headlong fall.

    • ‘the horse went a purler at the last fence’
    • ‘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’.