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sheet bend

sheet bend

n. Nautical
A knot in which one rope or piece of yarn is made fast to the bight of another. Also called weaver's hitch, weaver's knot.

sheet bend

n
(Knots) a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes. Also called: becket bend or weaver's hitch

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n.
a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.sheet bend - a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)sheet bend - a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)
hitch - a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
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The sheet bends when it dries out, much as a pine cone opens as it dries or a freshly fallen leaf curls, and then straightens when humidity rises.