from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A series of loops on a cord, in which each loop successively locks the one above it, and the last loop is secured by passing the cord itself through it.
  • n. A knot used in splicing the loop-stitch in certain sewing-machines.


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  • The younger man left the oxen he was loosening, and approached Nic in a surly way, hardly glancing at him; but for a few moments the chain-knot baffled him, while the dogs bounded about wildly.

    First in the Field A Story of New South Wales


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