parceling

[ pahr-suh-ling ]
/ ˈpɑr sə lɪŋ /

noun

the act of separating or dividing into parts and distributing; allotting or apportioning.
Nautical. strips of canvas, usually coated with tar, for wrapping around a rope to protect it.

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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, adjective
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