timber hitch
noun Date: circa 1815 a knot used to secure a line to a log or spar — see knot illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Timber hitch — Timber Tim ber, n. [AS. timbor, timber, wood, building; akin to OFries. timber, D. timmer a room, G. zimmer, OHG. zimbar timber, a dwelling, room, Icel. timbr timber, Sw. timmer, Dan. t[ o]mmer, Goth. timrjan to build, timrja a builder, L. domus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • timber hitch — n. Naut. a knot used for tying a rope to a spar: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • Timber hitch — Knot details name=Timber hitch names= Bowyer s Knot, Lumberman s Knot, Countryman s Knot type= hitch strength= origin= related= Killick hitch releasing= uses= caveat= abok number= #1665The timber hitch is a knot used to attach a single length of… …   Wikipedia

  • timber-hitch — /tim beuhr hich /, v.t. to fasten by means of a timber hitch. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • timber-hitch — /tim beuhr hich /, v.t. to fasten by means of a timber hitch. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • timber hitch — noun a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch • Hypernyms: ↑hitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • timber hitch — a knot or hitch on a spar or the like, made by taking a turn on the object, wrapping the end around the standing part of the rope, then several times around itself. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • timber hitch — /ˈtɪmbə hɪtʃ/ (say timbuh hich) noun a kind of hitch by which a rope is fastened to a spar …   Australian English dictionary

  • timber hitch — noun a knot used in attaching a rope to a log or spar …   English new terms dictionary

  • USNS Timber Hitch (T-AGM-17) — was a U.S. Navy missile range instrumentation ship which earlier operated as the U.S. Air Force Ocean Range Vessel USAFS Timber Hitch (ORV 17) on the U.S. Air Force’s Eastern Test Range during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Timber Hitch operated …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”