from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A knot or hitch made by looping a rope or strap around an object and then back around itself, bringing the end of the rope through the loop.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hitch formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and bringing it up through the bight. See
- noun In pillow-lace making, the loop by means of which the thread is tightened upon the bobbin. Also called
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
knotor hitchmade by passing the end of the ropeonce around the standing partor other rope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double
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