Hitch, n. 1. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
2. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
3. A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a
hitch in one's progress or utterance; a
hitch in the performance.
4. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a
(Naut.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half
hitch; a clove
hitch; a timber
(Geol.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.
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