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builder's knot

noun, Nautical

clove hitch

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 of clove hitch
1760-70; see clove3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for builder's knot

clove hitch

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