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parrel

noun par·rel \ˈpa-rəl\

Definition of parrel

  1. :  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



Variants of parrel

or parral play \ˈpa-rəl\

Origin of parrel

Middle English perel, parelle, short for apparail apparel (rigging)


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with parrel


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