from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and pulling the end through it.

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  • noun A particular, very simple knot, used e.g. to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling, and as part of other knots.

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  • noun a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)


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  • The simplest and perhaps most often used knot, especially in yarn work. Not a strong knot, but useful as an "anti-slip" measure.

    January 9, 2008