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2 definitions found
 for Clove hitch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clove \Clove\, imp. of Cleave.
     Cleft. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Clove hitch (Naut.) See under Hitch.
  
     Clove hook (Naut.), an iron two-part hook, with jaws
        overlapping, used in bending chain sheets to the clews of
        sails; -- called also clip hook. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clove hitch
      n 1: a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar

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