Nautical words



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Slip Hook. Hook fitted with a hinged portion that can be slipped, so that a weight carried by it can be disengaged and allowed to fall off.

Slip Knot. Knot that is free to run along the rope around which is made. 2. Knot made with bighted end of rope so that, by pulling on the rope, the knot falls apart.

Slippery Hitch. Derisive name for a bend, or hitch that does not hold. Name is sometimes given to a 'Slip Knot'.

Slip Rope. Rope whose end is passed outboard through forward fairlead, through ring of a buoy and brought inboard. When moorings are taken in, the inboard end of rope can be released to free the ship.


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