sheet bend


Definition of sheet bend

: a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye — see knot illustration

Examples of sheet bend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Join rope ends in a sheet bend between the flag clips to stop the rope knot from snagging in the pulley. Harry Sawyers, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Flagpole," 28 May 2010 Newer works at the fair by the artist, who is now based in South Africa, involve thin, wooden sheets bent into curled, cleanly formal shapes. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Art Basel Miami Beach—Plus Rivals for Attention," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sheet bend

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Sheet bend.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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