cuckold's knot


cuckold's knot
a hitch, as for holding a spar, consisting of a single loop with the overlapping parts of the rope seized together. Also called cuckold's neck, ring seizing, throat seizing.
[1840-50; so called because the noose so made is insecure]

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  • Cuckold's knot — Cuck old s knot (k?k ?ldz n?t ). (Naut.) A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the two parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; called also {cuckold s neck}. Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuckold's knot — Naut. a hitch, as for holding a spar, consisting of a single loop with the overlapping parts of the rope seized together. Also called cuckold s neck, ring seizing, throat seizing. [1840 50; so called because the noose so made is insecure] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuckold's neck — Cuckold s knot Cuck old s knot (k?k ?ldz n?t ). (Naut.) A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the two parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; called also {cuckold s neck}. Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ring seizing. — See cuckold s knot. * * * …   Universalium

  • throat seizing. — See cuckold s knot. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • ring seizing. — See cuckold s knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat seizing. — See cuckold s knot. [1865 70] …   Useful english dictionary

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