Parbuckle
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]

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  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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