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MIDSHIPMANS HITCH [2 records]

Record 1 2017-11-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Outfitting of Ships
CONT

Midshipman's hitch is a half hitch made with the working end around the standing part, plus a round turn inside a half hitch just below the first one ... It holds well under strain, but can be released easily when desired.

OBS

This form of tie will not shake free when the strain on it is relaxed, hence its use for securing the end of a top sail sheet to the clew cring in the sail.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Armement et gréement
OBS

Ce nœud [...] convient pour frapper un cordage sur une griffe, c'est- à-dire sur un croc à bec recourbé. Passer le filin dans le croc puis, par-derrière celui-ci, le ramener ensuite sur le bec et l'engager à mordre sous le dormant.

Spanish

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Record 2 2017-11-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Outfitting of Ships
  • Maneuvering of Ships

French

Domaine(s)
  • Armement et gréement
  • Manœuvre des navires

Spanish

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