noun par·buck·le \ˈpär-ˌbə-kəl\

Definition of PARBUCKLE

:  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 hauled up or paid out; also :  a single line made fast at one end and passed around an object that is used similarly
parbuckle transitive verb

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First Known Use: 1626


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