Par·cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parceled or Parcelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Parceling or Parcelling.]
1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into. “Their woes are parceled, mine are general.”
These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden.
The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson.
2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.]
That mine own servant should
Parcel the sum of my disgraces by
Addition of his envy. --Shak.
3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.
To parcel a rope Naut., to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. --Totten.
To parcel a seam Naut., to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas.