timber hitch


noun

a knot or hitch on a spar or the like, made by taking a turn on the object, wrapping the end around the standing part of the rope, then several times around itself.

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Origin of timber hitch

First recorded in 1805–15

Definition for timber hitch (2 of 2)

timber-hitch
[ tim-ber-hich ]
/ ˈtɪm bərˌhɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to fasten by means of a timber hitch.

Origin of timber-hitch

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for timber hitch

timber hitch

noun

a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage
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