- to fasten by means of a timber hitch.
Origin of timber-hitch
- 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.
Origin of timber hitch
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Historical Examples of timber-hitch
The timber-hitch should be kept in place on the bow, and the bowline-knot slipped back on the bow when it is unstrung.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop
Harris W. Moore
A timber-hitch; when tightened the line binds around the timber so that it will not slip.Boat-Building and Boating
Daniel Carter Beard
A timber-hitch had better have the loose end twisted more than once, if the rope be stiff.The Art of Travel
We put a timber-hitch round the body of the mine and hung the hitch up with strands to two of the horns.The Fleets Behind the Fleet
W. MacNeile (William MacNeile) Dixon
When you want a temporary fastening, secure yet easily undone, make a timber-hitch (Fig. 70).On the Trail
Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
- a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage