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slipknot

or slip knot

[slip-not] /ˈslɪpˌnɒt/
noun
1.
a knot that slips easily along the cord or line around which it is made.
Origin of slipknot
1650-1660
1650-60; slip1 + knot1
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Examples from the Web for slipknot
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  • The string of the kite is fastened round these balances by a slipknot.

    The Playwork Book Ann Macbeth
  • When they tried to fly away, they pulled the slipknot which held them fast.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Tie a slipknot at one end of a string, and show how to set it for snaring birds.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • On his right a man had uncoiled a well-rope and was tying a slipknot in it.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • This kite must have four patches to insert its balances through and the slipknot of the kite-string is fixed around both.

    The Playwork Book Ann Macbeth
  • At the same moment a slipknot fell on the general's shoulders, and he rolled on the ground with a yell of rage.

    The Red Track Gustave Aimard
  • And the weight of the marmot, pulling downward, drew the slipknot tight.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Wedding Hint: The minister ties the knot; time and lawyers may prove it to be a slipknot.

  • There was a slipknot in one end of the rope, and a sudden movement drew the boy's hands to his back and passed it round them.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • He said hed rather tie a slipknot round the fellars neck, and drawr it taut.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for slipknot

slipknot

/ˈslɪpˌnɒt/
noun
1.
Also called running knot. a nooselike knot tied so that it will slip along the rope round which it is made
2.
a knot that can be easily untied by pulling one free end
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Word Origin and History for slipknot
n.

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
web
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 (http://micromind.com/slipknot.htm).
E-mail: .
(2003-03-25)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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