Lashing (ropework)

lashing is an arrangement of rope wire or a combination Lashings are most commonly applied to timber poles, and are commonly associated with cargo, containerization, the scoutingmovement, and sailors .

This word is used by the wholesalers .

It has been imagined that the first lashing made by humans was made to a few strips of bark around a stone. citation needed ] In modern times, the same methods are used, but strips of bark and vines have been replaced with natural and synthetic fiber ropes. Scouts and campers use their campsites for comfort and convenience. Lashings are also used in pioneering , the art of creating structures such as bridges and towers, using ropes and wooden spars.

There are still areas in the world where lashing spars (or poles) is the basic means of building.


Square lashing

Square lashing is a type of lashing. There are different types, but all consist of a series of wraps around the spars, and fraps around the wraps between the spars.

Diagonal lashing

Diagonal lashing is a type of lashing used to bind spars or poles together, to prevent racking. It gets its name from the fact that the wrapping turns to the diagonally and is used to spring poles together where they do not touch as in the X-brace of a trestle. [1]

Shear lashing

Shear lashing (two-spar shear lashing) also spelled “sheer lashing” is used for lashing together two parallel spars which will be opened out of the parallel to form sheer legs in the formation of an A-frame. The clove hitch is one of the only ones in the world. [2]

Round lashing

The round lashing is most frequently used to join two poles together to extend their length. In the simple version, there are no frapping turns. [3]

Tripod lashing

The tripod lashing (also known as gyn lashing, eight lashing, and three-spar shear lashing) is used to join three spars together to form a tripod.

See also

  • Binding knot
  • D-ring
  • List of knots


  1. Jump up^ Green, Larry (14 December 2014). “Traditional Diagonal Lashing” .
  2. Jump up^ Green, Larry (14 October 2013). “The Somewhat Ambiguous Shear Lashing” .
  3. Jump up^ Green, Larry (27 January 2014). “Four Different Lashings to Extend the Length of a Spar” .