[ kar-ik ]
/ ˈkær ɪk /
a knot or bend for joining the ends of two ropes.
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Origin of carrick bend
1810–20; perhaps to be identified with Middle English carryk, variant of carrakecarrack
Words nearby carrick bend
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British Dictionary definitions for carrick bend
/ (ˈkærɪk) /
a knot used for joining two ropes or cables together
Word Origin for carrick bend
C19: perhaps variant of carrack
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