|Names||Killick hitch, Kelleg hitch|
|Typical use||Attach a rope to an oddly shaped object.|
|ABoK||#271, #1733, #2162|
The killick hitch // is a type of hitch knot used to attach a rope to oddly shaped objects. This knot, also known as the kelleg hitch. It is a combination of a timber hitch tied in conjunction with a half hitch, which is added to lend support and stability when pulling or hoisting the object.
Use and history
The killick hitch is used to anchor small boats, usually by using some odd shaped heavy object. It has common use among oystering ships because the anchor is more easily moved than with other methods.
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