Carrick-bend meaning

kăr'ĭk
A type of knot used to fasten two cables or hawsers together.
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A kind of knot used for joining two ropes.
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(nautical) A round knot used to join two rope hawsers when required to go round the barrel of a capstan without jamming.
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Origin of carrick-bend

  • From obsolete carrick variant of carrack
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition