from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A knot in which one rope or piece of yarn is made fast to the bight of another. Also called weaver's hitch, weaver's knot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of knot that can be used to join two ropes of different diameters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical a bend very commonly used for fastening two ropes together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)
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