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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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Examples from the web for clove hitch
  • There are times when a pre-formed clove hitch can be slipped over an object such as a pike pole or extinguisher.
  • Lash the poles together at this point using a clove hitch followed by several turns and half hitches.
  • For this skills evaluation checklist, students will tie a clove hitch.
  • Secure twine around each peg with two or more round turns or a clove hitch.
  • When connecting cord to cord, the square knot and clove hitch are usually recommended.
British Dictionary definitions for clove hitch

clove hitch

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