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Meaning of timber hitch

tim'ber hitch"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.

tim•ber-hitch

Pronunciation: (tim'bur-hich"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to fasten by means of a timber hitch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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