from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A knot made with a loop so that it slips easily along the rope or cord around which it is tied.
  • n. A knot made so that it can readily be untied by pulling one free end.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of slip knot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. knot which slips along the rope or line around which it is made.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knot which can be easily slipped or undone by pulling the loose end of the last loop made; a bow-knot.
  • n. Same as running knot (which see, under running).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A slipknot is the foundation stitch of a crocheted chain.

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  • It begins by stating that all cast ons must begin with a slipknot, which is not true.

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  • And write back with the resalts. and also so there was one "slipknot" song (from there new albem, i forget what song) but it sounded like it had some sort of messeage at the end, cuz even the instaments of the band sounded like it was backwards.

  • Alice fashioned a loop and slipknot with the remaining length.

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  • There's a place in the heart of the world of commerce called Liberty Square; lower Manhattan, NYC, deep in the money district -- the trade market, slipknot wink-wink wheel-greasing machinery.

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  • Lastly, tie a slipknot on each of the four remaining tag ends; these are the droppers that will hold the calls.

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  • You can attach each duck call to one dropper with a slipknot around the groove under the band of the call.

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  • While Belarusians waited for hours in lines outside exchange shops, their leader blamed Western countries for trying "to strangle the country with a slipknot"European Council on Foreign Relations Belarus expert Jana Kobzova said the tactic of blaming others is a key to the 17 year rule of a man often called "the last dictator in Europe."

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  • I Woke up checked my email and nothing, I went to the grocery store for about two hours, when I returned I saw the email of Jim Gordon, and by the time I got to the operation slipknot site everything was over, all the packages had been intercepted … then I was expecting new suspects and now I see it's all over!

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  • Another yoink here and there, and I was down to just a slipknot.

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