Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hitch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hitch.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But before leaving the boat unattended, always replace a clove hitch with a round turn and two half hitches, which is a more secure knot.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Cape Town IEC head Mary Burton called the hitches "teething troubles" and said her helpers got last-minute instruction late on Tuesday to ensure a smooth start on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Valentine noted that several pitchers have such "hitches" in their deliveries, including Dodgers pitchers Hideo Nomo and Kevin Brown.

    USATODAY.com - National League East

  • Only, simple as it was, none did it, not even old soldiers with two or three "hitches" in the army.

    Zone Policeman 88; a close range study of the Panama canal and its workers

  • Of quite a different class are the knots used in making a rope fast to a stationary or solid object, and are known as "hitches" or "ties."

    Knots, Splices and Rope Work A Practical Treatise

  • He hailed the great Liberal victory of 1880, and watched with interest, as one behind the scenes, the negotiations which led to Lord Hartington's withdrawal and Mr. Gladstone's resumption of power; for in these his friend Hayward was an active go-between, removing by his tact and frankness "hitches" which might otherwise have been disastrous.

    Biographical Study of A W Kinglake

  • Lord Hartington's withdrawal and Mr. Gladstone's resumption of power; for in these his friend Hayward was an active go-between, removing by his tact and frankness "hitches" which might otherwise have been disastrous.

    Biographical Study of A.W. Kinglake

  • With exactly a month left for the Commonwealth Games, authorities today admitted that there may be some "hitches" here and there but were optimistic that overall it will be a "great" event.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The game frequently "hitches", whether it's to load a new area or more zombies.

    Phawker

  • And now I am making what are called hitches, and the three forms (Figs. 28, 29, 30) are the best examples. "

    The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen

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