A rope sling for rolling cylindrical objects up or down an inclined plane.
A sling for raising or lowering an object vertically.
To raise or lower with such a sling.
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.
To raise or lower by using a parbuckle.
Origin of parbuckle
- Alteration (influenced by buckle) of parbunkel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition