parbuckle

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noun par·buck·le \ˈpär-ˌbə-kəl\

Definition of parbuckle

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of parbuckle

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1625

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