knot consisting of a series of wraps on a line and used to secure the line to a limb or tree.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
timber hitch (noun)
a knot used to secure a line to a log or spar - see knot illustration
timber hitch (Wikipedia)
Timber hitch
Timber Hitch (PSF).png
NamesTimber hitch, Fig.8 Timber Hitch, Bowyer's Knot, Lumberman's Knot, Countryman's Knot
CategoryHitch
RelatedKillick hitch
ReleasingNon-jamming
ABoK#1668,#195, #479, #1665, #2161
Instructions[1]

The timber hitch is a knot used to attach a single length of rope to a cylindrical object. Secure while tension is maintained, it is easily untied even after heavy loading.

The timber hitch is a very old knot. It is first known to have been mentioned in a nautical source c. 1625 and illustrated in 1762.

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