rolling hitch

noun

: a hitch knot for fastening a line to a spar or to the standing part of another line that will not slip when the pull is parallel to the spar or line see knot illustration

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rolling hitch was circa 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Rolling hitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rolling%20hitch. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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