Definition of Magnus hitch
1. Noun. A rolling hitch similar to a clove hitch.
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Literary usage of Magnus hitch
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1. A French-English Military Technical Dictionary by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1899)
"... half hitches (mooring knot); en pattes d'oie, magnus hitch and two pint, reef knot, square knot: Carrick de pêcheur, fisherman's bend: bend; de pontet, ..."
2. The Principles of Fitting: For Engineers, Apprentices, and Students in by Joseph Gregory Horner (1919)
"291 magnus hitch. FIG. 290 Timber Hitch. break before it ... This is termed a magnus hitch. Various other methods are employed for slinging different kinds ..."
3. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"A magnus hitch, Fig. 52, Plate 7. Pass two round turns with the end of a rope (a) over a spar, Fig. 51; then, bringing it before the standing part ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A magnus hitch has two round turns and one on the other side ol the standing part with the end through the bight. Timber Hitch (fig. 20). ..."
5. The Service of Coast Artillery by Frank Thomas Hines, Franklin Wilmer Ward (1910)
"magnus hitch, or mooring knot. Used to fasten a mooring rope to a pile. PI. 39, Fig. 28 and 29.—Timber hitch. Used to secure a rope temporarily to a spar to ..."