fisherman's bend

fisherman's bend
a knot for tying a line to a ring or spar, e.g. when mooring a boat; the end is passed twice through the ring or around the spar and then back under both turns

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fisherman's bend — n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • fisherman's bend — /fɪʃəmənz ˈbɛnd/ (say fishuhmuhnz bend) noun a knot consisting of two round turns and a half hitch round them and the standing part, used commonly to bend a rope to an anchor or similar object …   Australian English dictionary

  • fisherman's bend — a knot made by taking a round turn on the object to which the rope is to be fastened, passing the end of the rope around the standing part and under the round turn, and securing the end. See illus. under knot. Also called anchor bend, anchor knot …   Universalium

  • fisherman's bend — fish′erman s bend′ n. navig. a knot used to secure a rope around a spar or to an anchor, bucket, or ring • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • fisherman's bend — noun Date: 1823 a knot made by passing the end twice round a spar or through a ring and then back under both turns see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fisherman's bend — noun a knot tied by making a full turn round something, a half hitch through the turn, and a half hitch round the standing part of the rope …   English new terms dictionary

  • fisherman's bend — noun a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring • Hypernyms: ↑knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bend — 1. v. & n. v. (past bent; past part. bent exc. in bended knee) 1 a tr. force or adapt (something straight) into a curve or angle. b intr. (of an object) be altered in this way. 2 intr. move or stretch in a curved course (the road bends to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fisherman's knot — Knot details name=Fisherman s knot names=Waterman s knot, Angler s knot, Englishman s knot type=bend origin=Ancient related=Overhand knot, Double fisherman s knot, Triple fisherman s knot releasing=Jamming strength= caveat=Difficult or impossible …   Wikipedia

  • fisherman'sbend — fish·er·man s bend (fĭshʹər mənz) n. A knot used to secure the end of a line to a ring or spar, made by two turns with the end passed back under both. * * * …   Universalium

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