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square knot

a common knot in which the ends come out alongside of the standing parts.
Origin of square knot
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web 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

another name for reef knot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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