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sheepshank

[sheep-shangk] /ˈʃipˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
a kind of knot, hitch, or bend made on a rope to shorten it temporarily.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; short for sheepshank knot; literal sense unclear
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sheepshank

/ˈʃiːpˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
a knot consisting of two hitches at the ends of a bight made in a rope to shorten it temporarily
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