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Portuguese whipping
Category whipping
Related reef knot
Typical use To prevent a rope from fraying


The Portuguese whipping is a type of knot. To make it you take the small diameter string and lay one end against the rope. Wrap backwards up the rope until you have both ends side by side, finish by tying a reef knot. This is the quickest of the seizings, but isn't as secure as some.