knot consisting of a series of wraps on a line and used to secure the line to a limb or tree.
|Names||Timber hitch, Fig.8 Timber Hitch, Bowyer's Knot, Lumberman's Knot, Countryman's Knot|
|ABoK||#1668,#195, #479, #1665, #2161|
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.