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square knot

noun
1.
a common knot in which the ends come out alongside of the standing parts.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples for square knot
  • Tie a half or square knot, leaving loose ends long enough to tie another knot.
  • He had been strangled with a necktie tied neatly in a square knot.
  • When connecting cord to cord, the square knot and clove hitch are usually recommended.
British Dictionary definitions for square knot

square knot

noun
1.
another name for reef knot
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