Meaning of clove hitch

clove' hitch"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite directions. Also calledSee illus. under
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