parrel

[par-uhl]
noun
Nautical. a sliding ring or collar of rope, wood, or metal that confines a yard or the jaws of a gaff to the mast but allows vertical movement.
Also, parral.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English perell, variant of Middle English parail, aphetic variant of aparail apparel

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parrel or parral (ˈpærəl)
 
n
nautical a ring that holds the jaws of a boom to the mast but lets it slide up and down
 
[C15: probably from obsolete aparail equipment, a variant of apparel]
 
parral or parral
 
n
 
[C15: probably from obsolete aparail equipment, a variant of apparel]

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