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

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]
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.