Pronunciation: (pär'buk"ul), [key]
—n., v., -led, -ling.
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.
to raise, lower, or move with a parbuckle.
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