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builder's knot

noun, Nautical

clove hitch

noun
1.
a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite directions.
Also called builder's knot.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; see clove3
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British Dictionary definitions for builder-knot

clove hitch

noun
1.
a knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope
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