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carrick bend

[ kar-ik ]

noun

  1. a knot or bend for joining the ends of two ropes.


carrick bend

/ ˈkærɪk /

noun

  1. a knot used for joining two ropes or cables together


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Word History and Origins

Origin of carrick bend1

1810–20; perhaps to be identified with Middle English carryk, variant of carrake carrack

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carrick bend1

C19: perhaps variant of carrack

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Example Sentences

K is a Carrick bend, useful for uniting tow ropes or large hawsers to each other.

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