- (transitive) To lower, roll up and secure (something, such as a sail or flag)
- 1866, Charles Dickens, The Signal-Man:
- When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole.
- 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
- I was furling my wieldy umbrella for the coat check when I saw her standing alone in a corner.
to lower, roll up and secure something