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clove hitch

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noun \ˈklōv-\

Definition of clove hitch

  1. :  a knot securing a rope temporarily to an object (as a post or spar) and consisting of a turn around the object, over the standing part, around the object again, and under the last turn — see knot illustration



Origin and Etymology of clove hitch

Middle English cloven, clove divided, from past participle of clevien to cleave


First Known Use: circa 1769


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