Terms Used in Knot-Tying


There are three different kinds of bends that are given a rope in the

process of tying a knot, and each bend has its own name. You must learn

these in order to understand the directions for knot-tying; they are:

the _bight_, the _loop_, and the _round turn_.



The _bight_ (Fig. 46) is made by bending the rope so that the sides are

parallel. The _loop_ (Fig. 47) is made by lapping one rope of the bight

across the other. The _round turn_ (Fig. 48) is made by carrying one

rope of the loop all the way around to the other side, making half of

the loop double.



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