Definition of nirl in US English:

nirl

(also nirrel)

noun

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • A small projection, piece or lump of something; a knot, knob, nodule, etc.

verb

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
  • with object To shrivel, shrink; to pinch with the cold.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. Variant of knurl. Compare knarl, gnarl<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. From nirl.

Pronunciation

nirl

/nəːl/