par·​rel ˈper-əl How to pronounce parrel (audio)
variants or parral
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parrel was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Parrel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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