The timber-hitch should be kept in place on the bow, and the bowline-knot slipped back on the bow when it is unstrung.
A timber-hitch; when tightened the line binds around the timber so that it will not slip.
A timber-hitch had better have the loose end twisted more than once, if the rope be stiff.
We put a timber-hitch round the body of the mine and hung the hitch up with strands to two of the horns.
When you want a temporary fastening, secure yet easily undone, make a timber-hitch (Fig. 70).