clove hitch

clove hitch
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohv hich]
    • /kloʊv hɪtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohv hich]
    • /kloʊv hɪtʃ/

Definitions of clove hitch words

  • noun clove hitch a knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope 3
  • noun clove hitch a kind of knot used to fasten a rope around a spar, pole, or another rope 3
  • noun clove hitch a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite directions. 1
  • noun clove hitch (nautical) a bend formed by two half hitches in opposite directions, used to make a line fast to a spar or to a larger rope; it will not slip. 0

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Origin of clove hitch

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70; See origin at clove3

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clove hitch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clove hitch usage trend in Literature

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