Carrick-bend

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carrick-bend kar′ik-bend (naut.) a kind of knot, formed on a bight by putting the end of a rope over its standing part, and then passing it.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. conn. with Carrack, and the root of Bind.

Usage

In literature:

For bending two hauling lines together use a +Carrick Bend+.
"Knots, Bends, Splices" by J. Netherclift Jutsum
Sheet bend, fisherman's bend, carrick bend, and bowline bend, 50.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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