half hitch


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half hitch

half hitch

n.
A knot or hitch made by looping a rope or strap around an object and then back around itself, bringing the end of the rope through the loop.

half′ hitch′


n.
a knot or hitch made by forming a bight and passing the end of the rope around the standing part and through the bight..
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half hitch - a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an objecthalf hitch - a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double
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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His left hand grasped the heavy mane; his right arm lay across the beast's withers and his right hand drew steadily in upon a halter rope with which he had taken a half hitch about the horse's muzzle.
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Ready your student by attaching a long check rope to his collar, then run the rope down the back, taking a half hitch around the flank, letting the remainder trail behind.
A clove without a half hitch at the end," I remember him saying as he finished the knot, "is nothing at all.
If restraining him with ropes, you need a rope around his head and one front leg so the calf will not choke and also so he cannot get up, or a halter on the head, and both front feet secured with another rope, and a rope around both hind legs with a half hitch so he can't kick out of it.
Two or three times in my fishing life I've accidentally got a half hitch on a single hook salmon fly and, to my amazement, seen a fish attempt to grab it.
Tie a half hitch with each end of the cord around the string at the proper nock point location.
This is a Timber Hitch with a Half Hitch added, usually around a large stone or chunk of rock, used by small ships on bottoms where an anchor might foul.
4-6) The MRH and the modified Roeder knots were both secured with an additional single half hitch.
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