Blackwall hitch

Black·​wall hitch | \ ˈblak-ˌwȯl- How to pronounce Blackwall hitch (audio) \

Definition of Blackwall hitch

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

First Known Use of Blackwall hitch

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Blackwall hitch

Blackwall, shipyard in London, England

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“Blackwall hitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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