- 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.
Origin of sheet bend
First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizesAlso called: becket bend, weaver's hitch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012