black-wall hitch

Blackwall hitch

a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise.

1860–65; named after Blackwall, a London shipyard Unabridged
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Blackwall hitch (ˈblækˌwɔːl)
a knot for hooking tackle to the end of a rope, holding fast when pulled but otherwise loose
[C19: named after Blackwall, former docks in London]

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