timber hitch

noun

Definition of timber hitch

: a knot used to secure a line to a log or spar — see knot illustration

First Known Use of timber hitch

circa 1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timber hitch was circa 1815

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“Timber hitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20hitch. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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