marl
Pronunciation Noun

marl

  1. A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy.
    Synonyms: marlstone
Translations Verb

marl (marls, present participle marling; past and past participle marled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with the earthy substance called marl.
Verb

marl (marls, present participle marling; past and past participle marled)

  1. (nautical) To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a peculiar hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
    Synonyms: marline
Translations
  • French: marner
  • Italian: marnare



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