a kind of tackle for raising or lowering a cask or similar object
along an inclined plane or a vertical surface, consisting of a rope looped over a post or the like, with its two ends passing around the object to be moved.
a kind of double sling made with a rope, as around a cask to be raised or lowered.
verb (used with object)
to raise, lower, or move with a parbuckle.
1620–30; earlier parbunkel, of uncertain origin