Definition of carrick bend in English:

carrick bend

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Pronunciation: /ˈkarɪk bɛnd
 
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noun

  • A kind of knot used to join ropes end to end, especially so that they can go round 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.

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