Parbuckle Definition

pärbŭkəl
parbuckled, parbuckles, parbuckling
noun
A sling for a log, barrel, etc., made by passing a doubled rope around the object and pulling the rope ends through the loop.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
verb
To raise or lower by using a parbuckle.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Parbuckle

Noun

Singular:
parbuckle
Plural:
parbuckles

Origin of Parbuckle

  • Alteration (influenced by buckle) of parbunkel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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