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.
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- noun nautical A round
knotused to join two rope hawserswhen required to go round the barrel of a capstanwithout 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.]
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