Definition of clove hitch
: a knot securing a rope temporarily to an object (such as a post or spar) and consisting of a turn around the object, over the standing part, around the object again, and under the last turn — see knot illustration
Origin and Etymology of clove hitch
Middle English cloven, clove divided, from past participle of clevien to cleave
First Known Use: circa 1769See Words from the same year
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