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fisherman's bend


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

  • n. A knot used to secure the end of a line to a ring or spar, made by two turns with the end passed back under both.

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  • n. a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring


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  • Used to securely fasten a rope to an anchor shackle or mooring ring. When employed for bending a cable on to the anchor, the bitter end of the rope should be seized onto the standing end with a piece of stout twine.

    January 9, 2008