clove hitch


  • 5. Clove-Hitch
    5. Clove-Hitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clove hitch a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Boat Knot.  Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch  Half Hitch  Timber Hitch Boat Knot. Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch Half Hitch Timber Hitch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clove hitch (Naut) See under Hitch.
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In literature:

J. F., and a score below, with a clove hitch to it; so he done ever.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was just as if his ankle had been suddenly caught in a clove hitch and the rope drawn tight.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
He had a clove hitch 'round her waist, and they was lookin' into each other's spectacles as if they was windows in the pearly gates.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Yes, it does look as if Imogene had Hannah in a clove hitch.
"Thankful's Inheritance" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I thought I had her and her boy in a clove hitch.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The "Rolling Hitch" is a modified Clove hitch and is shown in Fig.
"Knots, Splices and Rope Work" by A. Hyatt Verrill
Could you make a clove hitch with one hand?
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
A kind of double clove-hitch is generally used, but the simple one suffices, and is more easily recollected.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Tie four of the following knots: Reef, sheet bend, clove hitch, bowline, middleman's, fisherman's, sheep-shank.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
They've got him in a clove hitch.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams

In science:

Butterfly knot, clove hitch knot, Gordian knot, hangman’s knot, vipers’ tangle - knots are familiar ob jects, symbols of complexity, occasionally metaphors for evil.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4