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.
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Origin of sheet bend
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby sheet bend
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British Dictionary definitions for sheet bend
a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizesAlso called: becket bend, weaver's hitch
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