hangman's knot

noun
a slip noose for hanging a person, usually having eight or nine turns around the rope.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hangman's knot
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hangman's halter
Next Definition: hangman's rope
Words Near: hangman's knot
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hangman's knot
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hangman's knot
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
Around his neck he wears an umbilical cord tied in a hangman's knot.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature