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builder's knot

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noun Nautical.
  1. clove hitch.
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clove hitch

noun
  1. a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite directions.
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Origin of clove hitch

First recorded in 1760–70; see origin at clove3
Also called builder's knot.
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British Dictionary definitions for builder's knot

clove hitch

noun
  1. a knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope
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