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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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