Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A type of knot used to fasten two cables or hawsers together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a particular kind of knot for joining two cables or hawsers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A round knot used to join two rope hawsers when required to go round the barrel of a capstan without jamming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a knot used to connect the ends of two large ropes or hawsers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.]

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