Blackwall hitch

noun

Black·​wall hitch ˈblak-ˌwȯl- How to pronounce Blackwall hitch (audio)
: a hitch knot for securing a rope to a hook see knot illustration

Word History

Etymology

Blackwall, shipyard in London, England

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Blackwall hitch was in 1801

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“Blackwall hitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Blackwall%20hitch. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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