(Irregular plural: hitches).
1. A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it.
2. Connects a vehicle to the load that it pulls.
3. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg; SYN. hobble, limp.
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ETYM Cf. Scot. hitch a motion by a jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also Prov. German hiksen, German hinken, to limp, hobble; or Eng. hiccough; or possibly akin to Eng. hook.
To hook or entangle; SYN. catch.