timber hitch

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Noun[edit]

timber hitch (plural timber hitches)

  1. A multiple turn hitch knot used to attach a line or rope to a spar where diagonal strain, or towing, is required. More commonly used with a half hitch added for security.

References[edit]

• The Ashley Book of Knots →ISBN -- Knot ref 195 (With half hitch - ref 1733)