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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


parbuckle (plural parbuckles)

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



parbuckle (third-person singular simple present parbuckles, present participle parbuckling, simple past and past participle parbuckled)

  1. To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle