par·​buck·​le | \ ˈpär-ˌbə-kəl How to pronounce parbuckle (audio) \

Definition of parbuckle

: an arrangement of rope for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical object by making fast the middle of the 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

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parbuckle transitive verb

First Known Use of parbuckle

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parbuckle

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“Parbuckle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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