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Blackwall hitch

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noun \ˈblak-ˌwȯl-\

Definition of Blackwall hitch

  1. :  a hitch knot for securing a rope to a hook — see knot illustration



Origin of blackwall hitch

Blackwall, shipyard in London, England


First Known Use: circa 1862


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