carrick bend

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

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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