Parbuckle
Parbuckle Par"buc`kle, n. (a) 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. (b) A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Parbuckle — Par buc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parbuckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parbuckling}.] To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parbuckle — [pär′buk΄əl] n. [altered (infl. by BUCKLE1) < Early ModE parbunkel] 1. a sling for a log, barrel, etc., made by passing a doubled rope around the object and pulling the rope ends through the loop 2. a device for raising or lowering a… …   English World dictionary

  • parbuckle — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1626 a purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical object by making fast the middle of a long rope aloft and looping both ends around the object which rests in the loops and rolls in them as the ends are… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parbuckle — /pahr buk euhl/, n., v., parbuckled, parbuckling. n. 1. a kind of tackle for raising or lowering a cask or similar object along an inclined plane or a vertical surface, consisting of a rope looped over a post or the like, with its two ends… …   Universalium

  • parbuckle — 1. noun a) 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… …   Wiktionary

  • parbuckle — par•buck•le [[t]ˈpɑrˌbʌk əl[/t]] n. v. led, ling 1) naut. mac navig. a tackle for raising or lowering a cask or similar object along an inclined plane or vertical surface 2) naut. navig. a double sling made with a rope, as around a cask to be… …   From formal English to slang

  • parbuckle — /ˈpabʌkəl/ (say pahbukuhl) noun 1. a kind of tackle for raising or lowering a cask or similar object along an inclined plane or a vertical surface, consisting of a rope looped over a post or the like, with its two ends passing round the object to …   Australian English dictionary

  • parbuckle — [ pα:bʌk(ə)l] noun a loop of rope arranged like a sling, used for raising or lowering casks and similar objects. verb raise or lower with such a device. Origin C17: from earlier parbunkle, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • parbuckle — par·buck·le …   English syllables

  • parbuckle —   n. rope sling used to lift or lower heavy cylindrical objects …   Dictionary of difficult words

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