American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A knot used for fastening a rope around a spar or log to be hoisted or towed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the end of a rope taken round a spar, led under and over the standing part, and passed two or three turns round its own part, making a jamming eye. See hitch.
- n. a multiple hitch knot used to attach a line or rope to a spar where diagonal strain, or towing, is required
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) a kind of hitch used for temporarily marking fast a rope to a spar. See
- n. a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch
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O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
It is too hard a knot for me to untie.
-- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 2, scene 2
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