Definition of half hitch in English:
A knot formed by passing the end of a rope around its standing part and then through the loop, often used in pairs: the rope was tied with two half hitches to a long tape
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- It was what farmers call two half hitches, and sailors, a clove hitch…
- Fairly soon I tire of standing, looking stupid, so using a drainage channel as a fairlead, I loop the rope round a tree and stick a couple of half hitches in it.
- We put clove hitches on his ankles and wrists, locked the clove hitches down with a half hitch or two on top, then tied these to the chair.
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