Definition of Sheepshank

1. Noun. A knot for shortening a line.

Generic synonyms: Knot



Definition of Sheepshank

1. n. A hitch by which a rope may be temporarily shortened.

Definition of Sheepshank

1. Noun. A type of knot which is useful for shortening a rope or taking up slack. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheepshank

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheepshank

sheeple
sheepless
sheeplike
sheepman
sheepmaster
sheepmasters
sheepmen
sheepo
sheepos
sheeprack
sheeprun
sheepruns
sheeps
sheepshaggers
sheepshank (current term)
sheepshanks
sheepshead
sheepshead porgy
sheepsheads
sheepshearer
sheepshearers
sheepshearing
sheepshearings
sheepskin
sheepskin coat
sheepskins
sheepwalk
sheepwalks

Literary usage of Sheepshank

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1. Farm Mechanies by Fred Duane Crawshaw, Emil Wilhelm Lehmann (1922)
"sheepshank (Fig. 394). The sheepshank is not a hitch in the same sense as the ... sheepshank. each end of the loop, as in 2. ¥o make this hitch permanent, ..."

2. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocket-book of Tables, Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1920)
"sheepshank. Chain Knot with Toggle. Halt Timber Clove Rolling Timber Hitch Hitch. Hitch. Hitch. Hitch. and Round Turn. Cat's-paw. ..."

3. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"TO sheepshank A ROPE OR BACKSTAY. This is intended for shortening a backstay ; the rope is doubled in three parts, as you see in the Plate, ..."

4. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"TO sheepshank A ROPE OR BACKSTAY. This is intended for shortening a backstay; the rope is doubled m three parts, as you see in the Plate, ..."

5. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"sheepshank. — Nick, 'with the sheep-shanks.' Though not complimentary, it has lived till to-day, and is respected, in one instance at least, ..."

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