clove hitch


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clove hitch

clove hitch

n.
A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions.

[Middle English clove, split, past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1.]

clove hitch

n
(Knots) a knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope

clove′ hitch`


n.
a knot used to fasten a rope to a pole or larger rope.
[1760–70; see clove3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clove hitch - a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or sparclove hitch - a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
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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You're a good lad, Jim," he said; "and you're all in a clove hitch, ain't you?
We also met Josh Day, our instructor and skipper for the week, who had the task of turning a bunch of landlubbers who didn't know a clove hitch from a four leaf clover into useful crew members who knew what they were doing.
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Well, I can see a bowline on the top and there's a clove hitch over on the side, but I'm surprised you're giving up a good piece of Dacron braid.
and often a bowline loop, a clove hitch and a few more you remember from some youth organisation or a hobby you once had.
Tie a clove hitch on the vertical post beneath the horizontal rail.
Shown six during the week, I only nailed two, but they were the hugely useful clove hitch and oxo (possibly not strictly a knot, but I'm counting it).
A clove hitch is a type of knot they use in the theatre," explains director and chef Rob Tuffnell.
The constrictor knot looks a lot like the clove hitch, but holds tighter as a knot.
The mere thought of it gave me the shakes - probably the reason I made such a hash of her knot-tying lessons, my clove hitch unravelling sadly and the running bowline turning into spaghetti.
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