clove hitch definition by Webster's New World
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a kind of knot used to fasten a rope around a spar, pole, or another rope
clove hitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions.
Origin: Middle English clove, split, past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1.