rolling hitch

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A hitch used on board ship for bending a rope to a spar. The end of the rope is passed around the spar and then passed a second time round so that it rides over the standing part; it is then carried across and up through the bight. A rolling hitch properly tied will never slip.

Rolling hitch

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