timber hitch

timber hitch

noun
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:
1805–15

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timber-hitch

[tim-ber-hich]
verb (used with object)
to fasten by means of a timber hitch.

Origin:
1880–85

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timber hitch
 
n
a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage

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