Wednesday word of the week – Parbuckle

Parbuckle is … what I get when I ask my husband for a word of the week suggestion. A parbuckle is a rope or sling used to raise or lower casks or other cylindrical objects.

When used to right a ship, I suppose parbuckling is the opposite of careening. I used to talk about careening in my day job but as I don’t do it any more, I’ll spare you the details. When not used in a nautical context careening means to swerve about.

Here’s a picture of a ship. I careened (slowly) up a nearby mountain to take the photo.

This was a double value word of the week – don’t say I’m not good to you.


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