round turn


Definition of round turn

1 : one turn of a rope round a timber or belaying pin or around a bollard on a pier to stop a ship suddenly
2 : a foul hawse resulting from a 720-degree turn made by a ship riding at two anchors — compare elbow in hawse

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First Known Use of round turn

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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