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timber hitch

noun
1.
a knot or hitch on a spar or the like, made by taking a turn on the object, wrapping the end around the standing part of the rope, then several times around itself.
Origin of timber hitch
1805-1815
1805-15

timber-hitch

[tim-ber-hich] /ˈtɪm bərˌhɪtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fasten by means of a timber hitch.
Origin
1880-85
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  • The knot is a timber hitch, to make which take a turn of the lower end round the string and twist it three times round the loop.

  • Scotty fastened one end of the small rope to the sapling, about halfway up, and secured it with a timber hitch.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for timber hitch

timber hitch

noun
1.
a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage
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