from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knot used for fastening a rope around a spar or log to be hoisted or towed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a multiple hitch knot used to attach a line or rope to a spar where diagonal strain, or towing, is required
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a kind of hitch used for temporarily marking fast a rope to a spar. See Illust. under Hitch.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch
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