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Blackwall hitch

[blak-wawl] /ˈblækˌwɔl/
noun
1.
a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; named after Blackwall, a London shipyard
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Blackwall hitch

/ˈblækˌwɔːl/
noun
1.
a knot for hooking tackle to the end of a rope, holding fast when pulled but otherwise loose
Word Origin
C19: named after Blackwall, former docks in London
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