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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.
1760-70; see clove3 Unabridged
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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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