Definition of crowl in English:

crowl

Pronunciation /kraʊl/

noun

dialect Scottish, British, Irish
  • A dwarf; (more generally) a stunted or frail person or animal; specifically the smallest and weakest animal or bird in a litter or brood.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Montgomerie (c1550–1598), poet and courtier. Origin uncertain.