clove hitchclove hitch
a kind of knot used to fasten a rope around a spar, pole, or another rope
A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions.
Origin of clove hitchMiddle English clove, split, past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1.
(plural clove hitches)
- Alternative form of clove hitch.