A kind of knot used to shorten a rope temporarily, made by taking two bights of rope and securing them to the standing rope with two half hitches.
More example sentences
- Less satisfying is the sensation of having a hundred Belgian eyes on you while you try to remember the difference between a sheepshank and a half-hitch.
- To do that would require a knot like the sheepshank, which he knew not how to do.
Definition of sheepshank in:
- The US English dictionary