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(Knots) a knot used for fastening one rope to another or to a spar, being easily released but jamming when the rope is pulled
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a hitch on a spar or the like designed to jam when stress is applied parallel to the object having the hitch.
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|Noun||1.||rolling hitch - a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope|
hitch - a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
magnus hitch - a rolling hitch similar to a clove hitch
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