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parbuckle

[pahr-buhk-uh l] /ˈpɑrˌbʌk əl/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a kind of double sling made with a rope, as around a cask to be raised or lowered.
verb (used with object), parbuckled, parbuckling.
3.
to raise, lower, or move with a parbuckle.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; earlier parbunkel, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for parbuckle

parbuckle

/ˈpɑːˌbʌkəl/
noun
1.
a rope sling for lifting or lowering a heavy cylindrical object, such as a cask or tree trunk
verb
2.
(transitive) to raise or lower (an object) with such a sling
Word Origin
C17 parbunkel: of uncertain origin
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