from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knot with large decorative loops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A knot that has two loops and two loose ends, either used decoratively, or to tie shoelaces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or bow, so as to be readily untied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slip-knot made by drawing a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., in the form of a bow through an involution, which is then tightened round the bow. The knot is simple if there is only one bow, double if there are two; it can be easily untied by drawing the bow back.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
The men call it a "bowknot" of river; so we name it Bowknot
I had refastened it in a simple bowknot, a sort of knot which on Gor, in certain contexts, as in the present context, is spoken of as a slave knot.
_When you've had your ears pinned back in a bowknot, it's sometimes hard to remember that an intelligent people has no respect for a whipped enemy ... but does for a fairly beaten enemy.
She put them down on the glass-topped table, sat, and pulled the end of a bowknot MURDER BY THE BOOK 97
She was too cheerful and hopeful to really care because she couldn't entwine the two initials of the only name she knew into an artistic bowknot!
Today he was so absorbed that he had almost twisted the offending lock into a double bowknot and he heeded the children no more than flies.
Courtship is a bowknot that matrimony pulls into a hard knot.
Thereupon the second member of the team runs, unties the bowknot, returns with the string; and hands it to the third, who runs forward, and ties it in a bowknot, as did the first, and returning touches off the fourth, etc. The aisle in which each pupil has accomplished the required task first, wins the race.
At a signal to start each pupil with the string runs forward and ties it in a bowknot on some article placed in front of each aisle.
Then this bird drops twice the amount on the coffee table, strides over to the corner, picks up the lamp, and ties the iron pipe into a fancy-looking bowknot.