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stevedore's knot

noun
1.
a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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stevedore's knot

noun
1.
a knot forming a lump in a line, used by stevedores to secure ropes passing through holes
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