1 a period of time spent in military service [syn: enlistment, term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour, tour]
2 the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat" [syn: arrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage]
4 a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
5 a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
6 any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: hindrance, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference]
2 walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: limp, hobble]
5 connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"
- Rhymes with: -ɪtʃ
- A sudden pull.
- A noose or knot as used by sailors.
- A knot used to secure a line to a spar, ring, post or the like (Knots and Splices by Cyrus L Day, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001)
- A fastener or
connection point, as for a trailer.
- His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.
- A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
- The banquet went off without a hitch. (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)
- A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.
- The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?
- A term generally referring to a period of time in which a
person works offshore before returning back to mainland.
- He just came back home from his 14 day hitch offshore.
- Finnish: sorkka
connection point for trailer
- German: Haken
Hitch may refer to
- Hitch knot, a knot used to attach a rope to a fixed object.
- Tow hitch, a construction on a truck or car to attach a trailer.
- Hitch, Lavinia exilicauda, a minnow endemic to California.
- Hitch (film), a movie released in February 2005 starring Will Smith.
- Hitchhiking, a form of travel in which the traveller tries to get a lift (ride) from another traveller, usually a car or truck driver.
- Geier Hitch, rope technique used to control a bull
- Marriage (as in "getting hitched")
- A problem (as in "we've got a hitch with the delivery")
hitch in German: Hitch
hitch in French: Hitch
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