|Bale sling hitch, Bale sling, Barrel sling, Strap hitch|
|Typical use||Hoisting or lowering objects|
|ABoK||#1694, #2163, #2168|
The bale sling hitch (or strap hitch) is a knot which traditionally uses a continuous loop of strap to form a cow hitch around an object in order to hoist or lower it. In practice, a similar arrangement can also be formed using a fixed loop at the end of a rope. This loop could be formed at the end of a line with a knot, such as the bowline, or a large eye splice.