sheepshank

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sheep·shank

 (shēp′shăngk′)
n.
A hitch made in a line to shorten it.

sheepshank

(ˈʃiːpˌʃæŋk)
n
(Knots) a knot consisting of two hitches at the ends of a bight made in a rope to shorten it temporarily

sheep•shank

(ˈʃipˌʃæŋk)

n.
a kind of knot, hitch, or bend made on a rope to shorten it temporarily.
[1625–35; short for sheepshank knot; literal sense unclear]
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Noun1.sheepshank - a knot for shortening a linesheepshank - a knot for shortening a line  
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
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