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carrick bend

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noun car·rick bend \ˈka-rik-\

Definition of carrick bend

  1. :  a knot used to join the ends of two large ropes — see knot illustration



Origin of carrick bend

probably from obsolete English carrick carrack, from Middle English carrake, carryk


First Known Use: 1819


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