- 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
Origin of weaver's hitch
First recorded in 1525–35
Also called weaver's knot.
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- another name for sheet bend
- a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizesAlso called: becket bend, weaver's hitch