stevedore's knot love

stevedore's knot

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

  • n. Nautical A knot tied in the end of a line to prevent it from unreeving.

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  • Similar to the figure eight knot but with an extra loop to make it larger and more chainlike.

    January 9, 2008