Definition of purler in English:

purler

noun

British
informal
  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from dialect purl ‘upset, overturn’.

Pronunciation

purler

/ˈpəːlə/