Definition of Clove hitch

1. Noun. A knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar.

Generic synonyms: Knot



Definition of Clove hitch

1. Noun. (nautical) a bend formed by two half hitches in opposite directions, used to make a line fast to a spar or to a larger rope; it will not slip ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clove Hitch

clous
clout
clout-nail
clout-nails
clout list
clout lists
clout nail
clouted
clouter
clouterly
clouters
clouting
clouts
clouty
clove
clove hitch (current term)
clove hitches
clove oil
clove pink
clove pinks
clove tree
cloven
cloven-footed
cloven-hoofed
cloven foot
cloven hoof
cloven hooves
clovepink
clovepinks
clover

Literary usage of Clove hitch

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1. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"... the manoeuvres until his fingers acquire a perfect automatic skill, so that he never has to think of their individual movements. The The clove-hitch, ..."

2. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"... by means of a bandage or jack- towel fixed upon the part, with a clove-hitch knot applied in the way represented in the annexed cut (Fii:. 92). ..."

3. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"... I believe, except in old luxation of the head of the bone.] believe, ei Fia. 500. Extension, adduction and rotation outwards. FIG. \ clove hitch. ..."

4. Military Dictionary: Comprising Technical Definitions: Information on by Henry Lee Scott (1861)
"A kind of double clove- hitch is generally used, but the simple one suffices, ... A double clove-hitch is firmer than a single one ; that is, ..."

5. Handbook for Rangers & Woodsmen by Jay Laird Burgess Taylor (1916)
"This consists of a clove hitch with the ends passed under a turn taken between ... This consists merely of a clove hitch taken about the long end of a line. ..."

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