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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  • A simple knot; when tied by itself, it slips very easily, but it's a component of more complicated knots.

    January 11, 2008