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.

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

Origin of sheet bend

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for sheet bend

sheet bend

noun

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