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 Now, tie a sheet bend securely to each end of the tarp, leaving 15 feet or so of rope on each end to tie to your trees. Popular Science, 28 May 2020 If the ropes are the same diameter and texture, the sheet bend actually resembles a square knot. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 2 Apr. 2019 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, 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, 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sheet bend

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sheet bend was circa 1823

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“Sheet bend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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