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parrel

or par·ral

[ par-uhl ]
/ ˈpær əl /
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noun
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.
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Origin of parrel

1425–75; late Middle English perell, variant of Middle English parail, aphetic variant of aparailapparel
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British Dictionary definitions for parrel

parrel

parral

/ (ˈpærəl) /

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

Word Origin for parrel

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