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Transom knot

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Transom knot
Category lashing
Related Constrictor knot
Releasing Jamming
Typical use Light-duty right-angle lashing
ABoK #385, #1182, #1255

The Transom knot is a simple lashing knot, based on the Constrictor knot, used to secure two linear objects at right angles to each other. To reinforce, a second Transom knot can be made on the opposite side and at a right-angle to the first. Suggested for binding kite sticks.[1]


  1. Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 225.