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reef knot

noun, Nautical
1.
a square knot used in reefing sails.
Also called flat knot.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for reef knot

reef knot

noun
1.
a knot consisting of two overhand knots turned opposite ways Also called square knot
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