The highwayman’s hitch is a quick-release draw loop knot used for temporarily securing a rope that will need to be released easily and cleanly. The hitch can be untied with a tug of the working end. The line does not need to be pulled from around the object.
Can be used for tying up a boat while getting in. It is said that this knot has been used by robbers for a quick getaway on horseback, hence the name.
Not safe as it can slip or be released accidentally.
Highwayman’s hitch, Bank robbers knot, Getaway hitch, Quick-release knot