sheet bend
noun Date: circa 1823 a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye — see knot illustration

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  • Sheet bend — Names Sheet bend, becket bend, weaver s knot, weaver s hitch Category Bend Related …   Wikipedia

  • Sheet bend — Sheet Sheet, n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. sc[=e]te, sc[=y]te, fr. sce[ a]t a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment);… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheet bend — sheet′ bend n. navig. a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • sheet bend — n. Naut. a knot used in fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • sheet bend — noun a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye) • Syn: ↑becket bend, ↑weaver s knot, ↑weaver s hitch • Hypernyms: ↑hitch * * * noun : a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheet bend — /ˈʃit bɛnd/ (say sheet bend) noun Nautical a knot used to bend the end of a line on to a bight or eye of another line, used especially with large lines …   Australian English dictionary

  • sheet bend — noun A type of knot that can be used to join two ropes of different diameters. See Also: double sheet bend …   Wiktionary

  • sheet bend — a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself. Also called becket bend, netting knot, weaver s hitch, weaver s knot. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • sheet bend — noun a method of temporarily fastening one rope through the loop of another …   English new terms dictionary

  • double sheet bend — noun Doubled version of the sheet bend; A strong knot used to tie two ropes together …   Wiktionary

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