half hitch
noun Date: 1769 a simple knot tied by passing the end of a line around an object, across the main part of the line, and then through the resulting loop — see knot illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Half hitch — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half hitch — half′ hitch′ n. navig. a knot or hitch made by forming a bight and passing the end of the rope around the standing part and through the bight. • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • half hitch — ► NOUN ▪ a knot formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and then through the loop …   English terms dictionary

  • half hitch — n. a knot made by passing the end of a rope around the rope and then through the loop thus made: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • Half hitch — Knot details name=Half hitch caption=A half hitch made on the standing part. This knot, as a whole, is an Overhand knot. names= type=hitch strength= origin=Ancient related=Two half hitches, Clove hitch, Munter hitch, single hitch releasing=Non… …   Wikipedia

  • half hitch — noun a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double • Hypernyms: ↑knot * * * noun : a knot usually tied double and used for temporarily securing a rope to an object by making a turn around the object, around the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • half hitch — a knot or hitch made by forming a bight and passing the end of the rope around the standing part and through the bight. See illus. under knot. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • half hitch — noun A knot or hitch made by passing the end of the rope once around the standing part or other rope …   Wiktionary

  • half-hitch — /ˈhaf hɪtʃ/ (say hahf hich) noun a hitch formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and bringing it up through the bight …   Australian English dictionary

  • half hitch — noun a knot formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and then through the loop …   English new terms dictionary

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