from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knot or hitch made by looping a rope or strap around an object and then back around itself, bringing the end of the rope through the loop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A knot or hitch made by passing the end of the rope once around the standing part or other rope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a sailor's knot in a rope; half of a clove hitch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hitch formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and bringing it up through the bight. See hitch.
- n. In pillow-lace making, the loop by means of which the thread is tightened upon the bobbin. Also called rolling-hitch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double
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