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.
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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]
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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.
Instantly the old man slipped the running noose over one of the lad's wrists, took a couple of half hitches about his other wrist, and knotted the cord.
The textile method uses the vertical double half hitch primarily to make a sturdy fabric that holds beads of many kinds.
Reef, rolling, bowline, half hitch and sheet bend were all in evidence.
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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.