clove hitch

noun \ ˈklōv- \
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of clove hitch

Middle English cloven, clove divided, from past participle of clevien to cleave


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