Definition of Sheet bend

1. Noun. A hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye).

Exact synonyms: Becket Bend, Weaver's Hitch, Weaver's Knot
Generic synonyms: Hitch

Definition of Sheet bend

1. Noun. A type of knot that can be used to join two ropes of different diameters. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheet Bend

sheet-metal work
sheet anchor
sheet bend (current term)
sheet cake
sheet erosion
sheet iron
sheet lighting
sheet lightning
sheet metal
sheet metals
sheet music
sheet of paper
sheet pile
sheet piling
sheet pizza
sheet protector

Literary usage of Sheet bend

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"An ordinary net is composed of a series of sheet bends. See Ksor, Ie, fig. 20. A ti'«w'.t knot is made like a sheet bend. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"An ordinary net is composed of a series of sheet bends. See KNOT, Ie, Fig. 20. A weaver^ knot Is made like a sheet bend. Single Wall Knot. ..."

3. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"68, is somewhat similar; the "sheet bend and toggle," Fig. 69, is easily unloosed, and the " bowline," Fig. 70, forms a loop which can be thrown, ..."

4. Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts (1920)
"sheet bend: Loose sheet bend: Drawn Tight To make a Sheet-bend: Make in the end of the larger rope a small bight or use the permanent loop in its place; ..."

5. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"Same as "sheet bend Knot," qv Black wall Hitch Knot. ... sheet bend Knot with a Toggle.- See " Ketchum's Hand Book," pages 444 and • Simple Knot. ..."

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