Definition of slippery hitch in English:

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slippery hitch


A kind of knot made fast by catching part of the rope beneath the loop, released by pulling on the free end.
Example sentences
  • We used the slippery hitch for the falls on one boat I sailed on, but I can't remember why.
  • If you get real fancy, you can tie a slippery hitch in the halyard around the pennant.
  • What I did was to tie a slippery hitch in the anchor rode and attach two warps to the loop in the rode by means of bowlines.

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