Share this entry

Share this page

timber hitch

Line breaks: tim¦ber hitch

Definition of timber hitch in English:

noun

A knot used in attaching a rope to a log or spar.
Example sentences
  • Then began two months of learning how to tie clove and timber hitches, square and diagonal lashings.
  • There are half hitches, clove hitches, timber hitches, and rolling hitches - all having a purpose.
  • Each patrol is to pull logs or similar items across a space or distance using a timber hitch with a single half hitch for fastening on to the log.

Definition of timber hitch in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing