rolling hitch


noun

a hitch on a spar or the like, composed of two round turns and a half hitch so disposed as to jam when a stress is applied parallel to the object on which the hitch is made.

Nearby words

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Origin of rolling hitch

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for rolling hitch

rolling hitch

noun

a knot used for fastening one rope to another or to a spar, being easily released but jamming when the rope is pulled
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