Blackwall hitch
noun Etymology: Blackwall, shipyard in London, England Date: circa 1862 a hitch knot for securing a rope to a hook — see knot illustration

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  • Blackwall hitch — [blak′wôl΄] n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • Blackwall hitch — Knot details name=Blackwall hitch names= type= hitch strength= origin= related= Half hitch releasing= Non jamming uses= To attach a rope to a hook when the both are of equal size. caveat= Likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain… …   Wikipedia

  • Blackwall hitch — noun a simple hitch used for temporarily attaching a line to a hook • Hypernyms: ↑hitch * * * ˈblak.ˌwȯl noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: from Blackwall, shipyard in Poplar district, London, England : a hitch used for temporarily… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackwall hitch — Black′wall hitch [[t]ˈblækˌwɔl[/t]] n. tex a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise • Etymology: 1860–65; after Blackwall, a London shipyard …   From formal English to slang

  • Blackwall hitch — /blak wawl / a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise. See illus. under knot. [1860 65; named after Blackwall, a London shipyard] * * * …   Universalium

  • double Blackwall hitch — n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1 * * * …   Universalium

  • double Blackwall hitch — n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • List of hitch knots — A hitch is a type of knot used for binding rope to a part of a ship or other vehicle or object. This is an alphabetical list of hitch knots.*adjustable grip hitch *alternate ring hitching *anchor bend variant *bale sling hitch *barrel hitch… …   Wikipedia

  • double hitch — a Blackwall hitch with an extra upper loop passed around the hook. * * * …   Universalium

  • stunner hitch — noun : a double Blackwall hitch …   Useful english dictionary

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