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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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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.
And--especially if you're Beasley, who will soon be on the road sharing the Circus Mirandus magic--it's probably a good idea to practice your half hitches and your square knots, too.
Now tie off your first length of rope to the load-bearing branch using a Two Half Hitches knot or Bowline knot (if you don't know these, get familiar; they're simple).
13) Using the doubled strands of thread, make more half hitches toward the joint.