Definition of carrick bend in English:

carrick bend

Syllabification: car·rick bend
Pronunciation: /ˌkarik ˈbend
 
/

noun

  • A kind of knot used to join ropes, especially hawsers, end to end, especially so that they can go around a capstan without jamming.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 19th century: from bend2: carrick perhaps an alteration of carrack.

More definitions of carrick bend

Definition of carrick bend in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person