grannys knot

granny knot

an incorrect version of a square knot in which the bights cross each other in the wrong direction next to the end, so as to produce a knot that is insecure. See illus. under knot.
Also, granny's knot.
Also called lubber's knot.

1850–55; so called in contempt Unabridged

lubber's knot

noun Nautical.
an improperly made reef or square knot, likely to slip loose.
Also called granny, granny knot, granny's knot. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
granny knot or granny's knot
a reef knot with the ends crossed the wrong way, making it liable to slip or jam
granny's knot or granny's knot

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