Get hitched

What does "Get hitched" mean?

Today it means: Get married.

Now generally understood to mean "get married" but it didn't quite mean that to sailors of years gone by. A hitch is a knot which can be quickly undone. Clove hitch, half hitch and rolling hitch are just three of them. To a sailor it meant a temporary liaison while in a port.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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