Overhand knot with draw-loop

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Overhand knot with draw-loop
Category Hitch

A slipped half hitch[1] is a knot in which the weight of the load the rope carries depresses the loop sufficiently to keep it in place until the load item is placed in its location. When no longer required the free end may be pulled and draw the loop through and so release the load.

The overhand noose[2] is sometimes used as a slip knot, to form the loops of a trucker's hitch, or as a stopper.

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  1. ^ Day, Cyrus (1986). The Art of Knotting and Splicing, 4th Edition. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. pp. 36 (Knot #15). ISBN 0-87021-062-9.  [first edition 1947]
  2. ^ Day. The Art of Knotting and Splicing, 4th Edition. pp. 84 (Knot #88).