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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheepshank(noun)

    a knot for shortening a line


  1. sheepshank(Noun)

    A type of knot which is useful for shortening a rope or taking up slack.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheepshank(noun)

    a hitch by which a rope may be temporarily shortened


  1. Sheepshank

    The sheepshank is a type of knot that is used to shorten a rope or take up slack. This knot is not stable. It will fall apart under too much load or too little load. The knot has several features which allow a rope to be shortened: ⁕It provides two loops, one at each end of the knot which can be used to pass another rope through ⁕The knot remains somewhat secure under tension; the coarser the rope the more secure it is ⁕The knot falls apart easily when tension is removed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheepshank in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheepshank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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