from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a bend formed by two half hitches in opposite directions, used to make a line fast to a spar or to a larger rope; it will not slip
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See under Hitch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hitch, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
Middle English clove, split, past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)