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  • n. A type of bend knot used to provide lengthwise grip of one rope to another.

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  • n. a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope


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  • Also called a taut line hitch, this hitch attaches a rope (usually smaller) to another (usually larger) when the line of pull is almost parallel. It can also be used to attach a rope to a pole.

    January 9, 2008