overhand knot

noun
a simple knot of various uses that slips easily.
Also called single knot.


Origin:
1830–40

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overhand knot
 
n
Also called: thumb knot a knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and drawing one end through it

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Example sentences
Snakes should go into a pillowcase or cloth bag tied with an overhand knot and then into another pillowcase that is also tied.
Take a piece of fine fishing line, tie it in a simple overhand knot.
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