carrick bend(redirected from carrick bends)
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A type of knot used to fasten two cables or hawsers together.
[From obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.]
(Knots) a knot used for joining two ropes or cables together
[C19: perhaps variant of carrack]
car′rick bend`(ˈkær ɪk)
a knot or bend for joining the ends of two ropes.
[1810–20; perhaps to be identified with Middle English carryk, variant of carrake carrack]