[ pahr-suh-ling ]
See synonyms for: parcelingparcelings on

  1. the act of separating or dividing into parts and distributing; allotting or apportioning.

  2. Nautical. strips of canvas, usually coated with tar, for wrapping around a rope to protect it.

Origin of parceling

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at parcel, -ing1

Other words from parceling

  • un·par·cel·ing, un·par·cel·ling, adjective

Words Nearby parceling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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