Definitions for parbuckleˈpɑrˌbʌk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•buck•leˈpɑrˌbʌk əl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.

  1. (n.)a tackle for raising or lowering a cask or similar object along an inclined plane or vertical surface.

    Category: Nautical, Machinery, Navy

  2. a double sling made with a rope, as around a cask to be raised or lowered.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. (v.t.)to move with a parbuckle.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of parbuckle:

1620–30; earlier parbunkel, of uncert. orig.

Wiktionary

  1. parbuckle(Noun)

    A kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out.

  2. parbuckle(Noun)

    A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc.

  3. parbuckle(Verb)

    To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parbuckle(noun)

    a kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out

  2. Parbuckle(noun)

    a double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc

  3. Parbuckle(verb)

    to hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle

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