- a sling for a log, barrel, etc., made by passing a doubled rope around the object and pulling the rope ends through the loop
- a device for raising or lowering a cylindrical object, consisting of a doubled rope, the middle of which is secured at a given height and the ends passed around the object so that it will move up and down as the ends are hauled in or payed out
Origin of parbucklealtered (infl. by buckle) ; from Early Modern English parbunkel
- A rope sling for rolling cylindrical objects up or down an inclined plane.
- A sling for raising or lowering an object vertically.
transitive verbpar·buck·led, par·buck·ling, par·buck·les
To raise or lower with such a sling.
Origin of parbuckleAlteration (influenced by buckle) of parbunkel.
- 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.
- A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc.
(third-person singular simple present parbuckles, present participle parbuckling, simple past and past participle parbuckled)
- To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle