What is a hitch?

A hitch is not a specific kind of knot.  Instead, a hitch is actually a large family of knots used when a rope is tied around something.  Hitches included in Steve's Knots and Hitches are:
 

Clove Hitch
Two Half Hitches
Taut Line Hitch

Stephen C. Dibler, Last update: 12/19/2002