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[slip-not] /ˈslɪpˌnɒt/
a knot that slips easily along the cord or line around which it is made.
Also, slip knot.
Origin of slipknot
1650-60; slip1 + knot1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The basic story is as tight and simple as a slipknot.
British Dictionary definitions for slipknot


Also called running knot. a nooselike knot tied so that it will slip along the rope round which it is made
a knot that can be easily untied by pulling one free end
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for slipknot

also slip-knot, 1650s, from slip (v.) + knot (n.). One which easily can be "slipped" or undone by pulling on the loose end of the last loop.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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slipknot in Technology
A graphical World-Wide Web browser specifically designed for Microsoft Windows users who have Unix shell accounts with their service providers. Its primary feature is that it does not require SLIP or PPP or TCP/IP services. SlipKnot is distributed as restricted shareware.
Version: 1.0.
SlipKnot home (
E-mail: .
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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