Definition of Timber hitch

1. Noun. A hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch.

Generic synonyms: Hitch



Definition of Timber hitch

1. Noun. a multiple hitch knot used to attach a line or rope to a spar where diagonal strain, or towing, is required ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timber Hitch

timars
timba
timbal
timbale
timbale case
timbalero
timbaleros
timbales
timbals
timber
timber-camp
timber-framed
timber-rafting
timber camp
timber framing
timber hitch (current term)
timber hitches
timber line
timber rafting
timber rattlesnake
timber stand improvement
timber wolf
timber wolves
timber yard
timber yards
timberdoodle
timberdoodles
timbered

Literary usage of Timber hitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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

2. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"See "Ketchum's Hand Book," pages 444 and 445. timber hitch and Half Hitch Knot.—See "Ketchum's Hand Book," pages 444 i 445. timber hitch Knot. ..."

3. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"64 exhibits the two hitches used together, the timber hitch backing the half ... 66, is a still tighter knot than the timber hitch, as it rolls the lines ..."

4. Seamanship by George Strong Nares, United States Coast Guard Academy (1865)
"212), and secured with a timber hitch to the quarter of the lower yard. Fore tack (Fig. 245). Double—from the forecastle, through a fair leader in the ..."

5. Timbering and Mining: A Treatise on Practical American Methods by William H. Storms (1909)
"44); the timber hitch and half-hitch combined ... In making the timber hitch the rope is thrown around the timber and the loose end passed around the rope ..."

6. Timbering and Mining: A Treatise on Practical American Methods by William H. Storms (1909)
"44); the timber hitch and half-hitch combined (Fig. ... In making the timber hitch the rope is thrown around the timber and the loose end passed around the ..."

7. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"A timber hitch. Take the end of a rope round a spar ; pass it under and over the standing part then pass several turns round ..."

8. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"A timber hitch. Take the end of a rope round a spar; pass it under and over the standing part then pass several turns round its own part and it is done. 13. ..."

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