American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hitch, 6.
- n. nautical 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Naut.) See under Hitch.
- 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)
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O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
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-- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 2, scene 2
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