rolling hitch


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Related to rolling hitch: clove hitch, timber hitch

rolling hitch

n
(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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roll′ing hitch`


n.
a hitch on a spar or the like designed to jam when stress is applied parallel to the object having the hitch.
[1835–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rolling hitch - a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another roperolling 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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Calling to Maud to cease lowering, I went on deck and made the watch-tackle fast to the mast with a rolling hitch. I left Maud to pull on it while I went below.
Darwin Brewery Rolling Hitch IPA (5.2% ABV) was brewed to celebrate Sunderland's proud shipping and ropemaking industries ( the reference is to a traditional shipping knot.