fisherman's bend


Definition of fisherman's bend

: a knot made by passing the end twice round a spar or through a ring and then back under both turns — see knot illustration

First Known Use of fisherman's bend

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fisherman's bend was in 1823

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“Fisherman's bend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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