sheet bend


noun

a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself.

Nearby words

  1. sheerness,
  2. sheers,
  3. sheesh,
  4. sheet,
  5. sheet anchor,
  6. sheet down,
  7. sheet erosion,
  8. sheet feeder,
  9. sheet film,
  10. sheet glass

Origin of sheet bend

First recorded in 1835–45

Also called becket bend, netting knot, weaver's hitch, weaver's knot.

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British Dictionary definitions for netting knot

sheet bend

noun

a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizesAlso called: becket bend, weaver's hitch
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