double half-hitch
a knot for tying up a boat. Bend the line around a post or through a ring and then pass its end over or under the standing part and up through the loop formed by the turn; doing this twice makes the double half-hitch. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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