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  • Often used on small sailboats to fasten a jib sheet to the clew, since this knot is smaller and smoother than two bowlines would therefore be less likely to get hung up or add to wind resistance. Also called a girth hitch, used for tying a leather strap to a ring (saddle rigging).

    January 11, 2008