Clove-hitch meaning

A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions.
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A kind of knot used to fasten a rope around a spar, pole, or another rope.
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(nautical) A bend formed by two half hitches in opposite directions, used to make a line fast to a spar or to a larger rope; it will not slip.
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Alternative form of clove hitch.
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Origin of clove-hitch

  • Middle English clove split past participle of cleven to split cleave1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition