timber hitch

noun

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

Examples of timber hitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How to Tie the Killick Hitch The killick hitch is also known as a timber hitch. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 Jun. 2024.

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