Definition of sheet bend in English:

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sheet bend


A knot used for temporarily fastening one rope through the loop of another.
Example sentences
  • If you find that the sheet bend slips then you need to get more ‘bight’ out of the towel.
  • A double sheet bend may be employed when a sheet bend may not have enough friction to hold well.
  • Run the free end as shown in figure 1 and tighten to make the locking sheet bend shown in figure 2.
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