timber hitch


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timber hitch

timber hitch

n.
A knot used for fastening a rope around a spar or log to be hoisted or towed.
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timber hitch

n
(Knots) a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage
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Noun1.timber hitch - a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spartimber hitch - a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch
hitch - a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
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The Timber Hitch is perfect for dragging logs after cutting down a tree or hauling heavy sticks and branches during autumn yard cleanup or after a big storm.
This is a Timber Hitch with a Half Hitch added, usually around a large stone or chunk of rock, used by small ships on bottoms where an anchor might foul.
Ex-Boy Scouts and sailors will use a "timber hitch" knot because it's so easy to undo, but just about any knot will work.