carrick bend

noun

car·​rick bend ˈker-ik- How to pronounce carrick bend (audio)
ˈka-rik-
: a knot used to join the ends of two large ropes see knot illustration

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carrick bend was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Carrick bend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carrick%20bend. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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