bend n. Commonly, a knot that temporarily fastens one rope to another or, more rarely, to an object such as the ring of an anchor. --vt. The act of tying a bend.

bight (pronounced BITE) n. A U-shaped curve of unknotted rope.

binding knot n. A knot that applies or holds tension around an object or group of objects.  (This often implies that the binding knot lies firmly against the object or objects which it binds.)

crossing knot n. A knot form at the intersection of ropes at right angles where both ends of the active rope are loaded.

crossing hitch n. A knot form similar to a crossing knot except that the active rope passes over and around a rigid object.

evil impostor knot n. A mistakenly tied knot that looks like the intended knot, but lacks security or stability.  It is most serious when the knot is tied near the end of a rope (example).

hitch vt. To temporarily attach a rope to an object such as a post or beam. --n. A knot form that anchors a rope to an object and usually collapses to form to the shape of the object or has such potential, especially one that readily unties after use.

in the bight (also "on the bight") adj. At a point of the rope away from the ends.

standing part n. The part of a rope not involved with the knot as opposed to the end and bight.