Definition of Parbuckle

1. n. A kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out.



2. v. t. To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle.

Definition of Parbuckle

1. Noun. A kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out. ¹

2. Noun. A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc. ¹

3. Verb. To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parbuckle

1. [v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES]

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Literary usage of Parbuckle

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1. The Mechanical Triumphs of the Ancient Egyptians by Francis Morgan Barber (1900)
"the statue of Apollo, but he here seems to have been the inventor of the " parbuckle," the simplest method of sailors for getting spars on board when there ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The main parbuckle consists of a hawser of a suitable size—say 5-inch— which is middled and the ends rove through' the spar deck ports, a few ports apart ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne (1899)
"... the accident would not have happened; that he heard no caution given; that with a parbuckle the cask would have been handled with entire safety, ..."

4. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"The main parbuckle consists of a hawser of a suitable. size—say 5-inch—which is middled and the ends rove through the spar deck ports, a few ports apart ..."

5. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1884)
"The sheer legs having been towed alongside, with their heads aft, pass the after end of the parbuckle down under the head of the first sheer leg, ..."

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