half hitch


a knot or hitch made by forming a bight and passing the end of the rope around the standing part and through the bight.

Nearby words

  1. half dime,
  2. half dollar,
  3. half eagle,
  4. half frame,
  5. half gainer,
  6. half holiday,
  7. half hose,
  8. half landing,
  9. half leather,
  10. half measure

Origin of half hitch

First recorded in 1760–70

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