Parrel



[par-uh l] /ˈpær əl/

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.
/ˈpærəl/
noun
1.
(nautical) a ring that holds the jaws of a boom to the mast but lets it slide up and down
n.

late 15c., “binding that fixes a yard to a mast,” from parel “equipment” (c.1400), earlier “apparel” (early 14c.), a shortening of apparel (n.).

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