parrel
or parral noun Etymology: Middle English perel, parelle, short for apparail apparel (rigging) Date: 15th century a rope loop or sliding collar by which a yard or spar is held to a mast in such a way that it may be hoisted or lowered

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  • parrel — (de «parra1») adj. V. «uva parrel». * * * parrel. (De parra1). adj. Ar. y Mur. Variedad de uva, de hollejo tierno y color subido casi negro. * * * …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • parrel — (n.) late 15c., binding that fixes a yard to a mast, from parel equipment (c.1400), earlier apparel (early 14c.), aphetic of APPAREL (Cf. apparel) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parrel — (De parra1). adj. Ar. y Mur. Variedad de uva, de hollejo tierno y color subido casi negro …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • parrel — or parral [par′əl] n. [ME perell, var. of parail, aphetic for aparail, equipment: see APPAREL] Naut. a loop of rope, chain, etc. or metal collar used to join a yard or gaff to a mast in such a way that it can be moved up and down …   English World dictionary

  • Parrel — Parral Par ral, Parrel Par rel, n. [F. appareil. See {Apparel}, n.] 1. (Naut.) The rope or collar by which a yard or spar is held to the mast in such a way that it may be hoisted or lowered at pleasure. Totten. [1913 Webster] 2. A chimney piece.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parrel — /par euhl/, n. Naut. a sliding ring or collar of rope, wood, or metal that confines a yard or the jaws of a gaff to the mast but allows vertical movement. Also, parral. [1425 75; late ME perell, var. of ME parail, aph. var. of aparail APPAREL] *… …   Universalium

  • parrel — noun A sliding loop of rope or metal, around the mast of a ship, to which a yard or gaff is fitted …   Wiktionary

  • parrel — band by which a yard is fastened to a mast Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • parrel — par·rel …   English syllables

  • parrel — par•rel or par•ral [[t]ˈpær əl[/t]] n. naut. navig. a sliding ring of rope, wood, or metal that confines a yard or the jaws of a gaff to the mast but allows vertical movement • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME perell, var. of ME parail, aph. var. of… …   From formal English to slang

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