1. A light air that ruffles the surface of the water in irregular patches during a calm
2 [from the fable of the monkey that used a cat's paw to draw chestnuts from the fire]; one used by another as a tool
3. A hitch knot formed with two eyes for attaching a line to a hook — see knot illustration
4. A hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked.