half hitch

Definitions

  • Half-hitch
    Half-hitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n half hitch a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double
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Additional illustrations & photos:

4. Two Half-Hitches 4. Two Half-Hitches
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
    • Half hitch a sailor's knot in a rope; half of a clove hitch.
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Usage

In literature:

I've taken a couple of half-hitches, anyway.
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
There seemed to be a sort of hitch before when it was about half-way open.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
He must have made that half hitch carelessly.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
They got down on the ice, forming a second living chain, and hitching forward, the tutor seized the half-conscious girl's hand.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
By making a half-hitch around this internode, the vine is held very firmly.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Next wind tying silk (A) back to the starting point, take a half hitch and let it hang.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
The three half hitches.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
By half-past seven, hitching posts and trees and fence were all in use for the teams.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Sick, numb, he glanced at Naida, who was still staring silently, and hitched his rifle half up to his shoulder.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
He took the painter of his tiny craft, and threw two easy half-hitches round the painter of the large boat.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
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In news:

Business Index Fishing Half Hitch Tackle Co.
They got hitched while still in their teens, divorced 20 years and four children later, and are getting remarried after nearly a half-century apart.
(AP) — They got hitched while still in their teens, divorced 20 years later and are getting remarried after nearly a half-century apart.
They got hitched while still in their teens, divorced 20 years and four children later and are getting remarried after nearly a half-century apart.
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