A kind of knot used to join ropes, especially hawsers, end to end, especially so that they can go around a capstan without jamming.
- The double carrick bend is used for joining 2 very thick ropes at the end, usually used by towboats to tow large cargo ships.
- Probably, the most famous knot used in English heraldry is what is referred to today as the carrick bend.
- The carrick bend, alas, is also known as the sailor's knot, which is not fair.
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