rolling hitch

a hitch on a spar or the like, composed of two round turns and a half hitch so disposed as to jam when a stress is applied parallel to the object on which the hitch is made.

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  • rolling hitch — roll′ing hitch n. navig. a hitch on a spar or the like designed to jam when stress is applied parallel to the object having the hitch • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • rolling hitch — noun a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope • Hypernyms: ↑hitch • Hyponyms: ↑magnus hitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • rolling hitch — noun Date: circa 1769 a hitch knot for fastening a line to a spar or to the standing part of another line that will not slip when the pull is parallel to the spar or line see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rolling hitch — similar to a clove hitch, q.v., except that is has an extra turn ahead of one of the half hitches. Used to make one line fast to a heavier line. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • rolling hitch — noun a kind of hitch used to attach a rope to a spar or larger rope …   English new terms dictionary

  • rolling hitch — /ˈroʊlɪŋ hɪtʃ/ (say rohling hich) noun a kind of hitch which is made round a spar or the like with the end of a rope, and which jams when the rope is pulled …   Australian English dictionary

  • hitch — a general name for a series of knots used in angling and for tying up boats. See cleat hitch, clove hitch, double half hitch and rolling hitch …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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