Definitions for rolling hitch
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a hitch on a spar or the like designed to jam when stress is applied parallel to the object having the hitch.
Origin of rolling hitch:
a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope
The rolling hitch is a knot used to attach a rope to a rod, pole, or other rope. A simple friction hitch, it is used for lengthwise pull along an object rather than at right angles. The rolling hitch is designed to resist lengthwise movement for only a single direction of pull. A common usage while sailing is for rigging a stopper to relax the tension on a sheet so that a jammed winch or block can be cleared.
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