parrel

noun
par·​rel | \ ˈper-əl How to pronounce parrel (audio) , 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

First Known Use of parrel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parrel

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

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“Parrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrel. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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