Techniques used to “parbuckle” or pull the giant ship upright last September have set the standard in maritime salvage.
A light yarding or a land clearing donkey furnishes the power to parbuckle the logs into the water.
“We must pass straps round this, and parbuckle him up,” he observed.
Mr. parbuckle, he ordered me to pacify 'em, an' I was a-doin' the best I could.
There was a hearty assent, as Syd said to himself, “What does he mean by ‘parbuckle’?”