A heaving line knot is a family of knots which are used for adding weight to the end of a rope, to make the rope easier to throw. There are several distinct knots which all share the common name, heaving line knot. This knot is easy to tie or untie, works well as a stopper or heaving knot.
To serve as a weight, making a rope easier to throw. In nautical use, a heaving line knot is often tied to the end of a messenger line, which is then used for pulling a larger rope.
Stopper knot, Franciscan knot, Monk’s knot, Heaving line knot