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rolling hitch

noun
1.
a hitch on a spar or the like, composed of two round turns and a half hitch so disposed as to jam when a stress is applied parallel to the object on which the hitch is made.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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rolling hitch

noun
1.
a knot used for fastening one rope to another or to a spar, being easily released but jamming when the rope is pulled
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