Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without knots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from knots; without knots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a knot, in any sense of the word; with the knots removed or untied.

Etymologies

knot +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That might mean about 3 feet of 50-pound mono (.030 inch diameter) at the end of the fly line to which I attach a knotless, tapered leader after cutting a couple of feet off its smaller-diameter butt.

    How to Choose Leaders and Tippets when Fly Fishing

  • You can reconstruct a new, knotless leader when you need a new tippet, and after several new tippets, you can add a bigger diameter section that you've used up above the tippet, and still use the same leader now having two blood knots in the original knotless leader.

    How to Choose Leaders and Tippets when Fly Fishing

  • As to leaders, there are issues with knotless tapered leaders, mostly with the butt sections.

    How to Choose Leaders and Tippets when Fly Fishing

  • Modern knotless leaders are designed for the law of averages: average casters casting ­average-size flies to an average distance.

    How to Choose Leaders and Tippets when Fly Fishing

  • Look for the easy2hook knotless fishing hooks at Academy Sporting Goods and Fish and Hunt stores near you.

    A Hook That Needs No Knot

  • Anyone who is interested in trying our revolutionary “knotless” fishing hooks and would like a free sample can do so by either sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to easy2HookUSA, 800 N. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 208, Las Vegas, NV 89107 OR emailing us at: easy2hookUSA@aol.com and requesting a free sample.

    A Hook That Needs No Knot

  • There's no disputing the convenience of machine-tapered knotless leaders.

    10 Tactics for Catching More Trout on Flies

  • When you consider that flyfishermen once had no choice but to construct their own tapered leaders by knotting together sections of monofilament, today's knotless tapered leaders are miracles of convenience.

    The Knot-Free Way to Uncoil a Flyfishing Leader

  • The kid had one of those knotless, tapered leaders that comes with a loop tied in the thick (fly-line) end.

    Flyfishing Dirty

  • The great hope after all lies in the knotless, rather flaccid character of the people.

    Vailima Letters

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