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fisherman's bend

noun
1.
a knot made by taking a round turn on the object to which the rope is to be fastened, passing the end of the rope around the standing part and under the round turn, and securing the end.
Also called anchor bend, anchor knot.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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fisherman's bend

noun
1.
a knot used to fasten a rope to an anchor, ring, or spar
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