loop knot

noun
a knot made by doubling over a line at its end and tying both thicknesses into a square knot in such a way as to leave a loop.
Also called open hand knot.


Origin:
1785–95

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loop knot
 
n
a knot that leaves a loop extending from it

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He ties all his baits with a loop knot to achieve the proper swimming action.
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