One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of knot made fast by catching part of the rope beneath the loop, released by pulling on the free end.
- ‘If the cable is of rope, take care that it is not made fast to the ring with a slippery hitch.’
- ‘This morning, we had a short history class and later on in the day we had a seamanship class where we learned basic knots like the half hitch, slippery hitch, bowline and many more.’
- ‘We used the slippery hitch for the falls on one boat I sailed on, but I can't remember why.’
- ‘What I did was to tie a slippery hitch in the anchor rode and attach two warps to the loop in the rode by means of bowlines.’
- ‘Lanyards with slippery hitches secure the shank to the pulpit stanchion.’
- ‘Demonstrate properly belaying a line to a cleat, coiling short and long lines, bowline, reef knot, slippery hitch and figure eight knots.’
- ‘If you get real fancy, you can tie a slippery hitch in the halyard around the pennant.’
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