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sheet bend

a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself.
Also called becket bend, netting knot, weaver's hitch, weaver's knot.
Origin of sheet bend
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This row of meshes and all that follow after are made by fastening them to the upper row with a sheet bend (see Fig. 32).

British Dictionary definitions for sheet bend

sheet bend

a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes Also called becket bend, weaver's hitch
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