parrel

noun par·rel \ ˈper-əl , ˈpa-rəl \
variants: or parral

Definition of parrel

: 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

Origin and Etymology of parrel

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


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