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Blackwall hitch

[blak-wawl]
noun
  1. a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise.
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Origin of Blackwall hitch

First recorded in 1860–65; named after Blackwall, a London shipyard
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British Dictionary definitions for blackwall hitch

Blackwall hitch

noun
  1. a knot for hooking tackle to the end of a rope, holding fast when pulled but otherwise loose
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Word Origin for Blackwall hitch

C19: named after Blackwall, former docks in London
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