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knots click to hear : knots

Intertwining of two ropes or of one rope back on itself; they are used to tie two ropes together or one rope to an object.
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bowline on a bight bowline common whipping figure-eight knot clove hitch fisherman’s knot heaving line knot cow hitch sheepshank double sheet bend sheet bend granny knot overhand knot running bowline square knot

bowline on a bight click to hear : bowline on a bight

Knot with the same function as the bowline but with two ropes to make the loop; one forms the seat and the other goes around the waist.

bowline click to hear : bowline

Knot used to create a loop at the end of a rope that cannot slip and in which a person can sit to be raised or lowered.

common whipping click to hear : common whipping

Winding a cord around a rope end to prevent its strands from unraveling.

figure-eight knot click to hear : figure-eight knot

Any knot used to increase the diameter of a rope end.

clove hitch click to hear : clove hitch

Knot used to join a rope to a stationary object or to another rope.

fisherman’s knot click to hear : fisherman’s knot

Knot used to tie together two ropes of equal diameter or two ends of fishing line.

heaving line knot click to hear : heaving line knot

Knot used to add weight to the end of a rope so it can be thrown.

cow hitch click to hear : cow hitch

Knot used to join a rope to a ring, mast, yard, etc.

sheepshank click to hear : sheepshank

Knot used to temporarily shorten a rope.

double sheet bend click to hear : double sheet bend

Knot with the same function as the sheet bend but the second loop makes the knot stronger and more secure.

sheet bend click to hear : sheet bend

Knot used to join together two ropes of different diameters.

granny knot click to hear : granny knot

Knot used to tie two ropes together; it is used only when they will need to be untied easily.

overhand knot click to hear : overhand knot

Basic all-purpose knot tied by simply looping the rope back on itself.

running bowline click to hear : running bowline

Knot pulled tight around an object to hold it in place.

square knot click to hear : square knot

Knot used to join two ropes of equal diameter firmly together.