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sheet bend′, 
  • Naval Termsa knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself. Also called  becket bend, netting knot, weaver's hitch, weaver's knot. 
    • 1835–45

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    sheet bend n
    1. a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes

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