half hitch


Definition of half hitch

: a simple knot tied by passing the end of a line around an object, across the main part of the line, and then through the resulting loop — see knot illustration

Examples of half hitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He will be remembered for his superior packing skills, particularly his use of the half hitch. courant.com, "Frederick Wohlgemuth," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of half hitch

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Half hitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20hitch. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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