carrick bend

noun
car·​rick bend | \ ˈker-ik- How to pronounce carrick bend (audio) , ˈka-rik- \

Definition of carrick bend

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

First Known Use of carrick bend

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carrick bend

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carrick bend

Time Traveler for carrick bend

Time Traveler

The first known use of carrick bend was in 1819

See more words from the same year

Statistics for carrick bend

Cite this Entry

“Carrick bend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carrick%20bend. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

Comments on carrick bend

What made you want to look up carrick bend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!