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Anchor bend


The Anchor Bend is a knot used for attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination. Its name originates from the time when "bend" was understood to mean "tie to", and not restricted to knots that join rope ends. While the knot can become jammed in some modern materials, it is usually easily untied after moderate loads; it can be made more resistant to jamming by taking an extra turn around the object--this will make for a 1-diameter longer span of the end to reach around the standing part to be tucked. It is the accepted knot for attaching anchors to warps. The knot is very similar to a round turn and two half hitches except that the first half hitch is passed under the turn. In many everyday uses, the finishing half-hitch need not be made; alternatively, one might seek surer security by tying off the end with a Strangle knot to the standing part.

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Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

anchor bend Naval Architecture, a knot used to secure an anchor line to the anchor. anchor block Building Engineering, a block set into a brick or masonry wall as a surface for fastening objects to the wall. Also, deadman. anchor bolster see hawse bolster. anchor bolt Civil Engineering, a bolt connecting a structure to its foundation to resist overturning from the lateral forces of ...

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