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parrel

or par·ral

[ par-uhl ]

noun

  1. Nautical. a sliding ring or collar of rope, wood, or metal that confines a yard or the jaws of a gaff to the mast but allows vertical movement.


parrel

/ ˈpærəl /

noun

  1. nautical a ring that holds the jaws of a boom to the mast but lets it slide up and down


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Word History and Origins

Origin of parrel1

1425–75; late Middle English perell, variant of Middle English parail, aphetic variant of aparail apparel

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parrel1

C15: probably from obsolete aparail equipment, a variant of apparel

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Example Sentences

I poot mine mout to a parrel of bier,Und emptied it oop mit a schwigs.

The Parrel is a movable band-rope, used to fasten the yard to its respective mast.

"I feel like my headt vas as pig as a parrel," answered Carl.

The parrel cut, the yard was quickly topped and unrigged, and then lowered away on deck.

Uff ve can got der parrel apart, we might do somedings vid der staves—vot you t'ink apoud dot?

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