from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, long narrow strips of canvas, generally tarred, wound spirally about a rope so as to give a smooth surface. Also parsling.
  • noun Nautical, the process of wrapping or winding a rope with parceling, or tarred strips of canvas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of dividing and distributing in portions or parts.
  • noun (Naut.) Long, narrow slips of canvas daubed with tar and wound about a rope like a bandage, before it is served; used, also, in mousing on the stayes, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of parcel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan


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