Purler

(A). A cropper, or heavy fall from one's horse in a steeplechase or in the hunting-field (probably allied to hurl and whirl).

“Seraph's white horse ... cleared it, but falling with a mighty crash, gave him a purler on the opposite side.” —Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. vi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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