The Rolling Hitch is used to tie a line to another line which is under a strain. This knot can also be used to tie fenders to railing. It has also been used to tie a second line to a tow line, making a towing bridle, but is not the otimum knot for that purpose.
Sailors often will use this knot to take the strain off of a jammed line, such as a jib sheet which is jammed by a winch overrun. A rolling hitch is tied to the jammed line and then run to a secondary winch. The strain can be taken off of the jammed line so it can be freed.
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