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running knot

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  1. a knot made around and so as to slide along a part of the same rope, thus forming a noose (running noose) that tightens as the rope is pulled.

Origin of running knot

First recorded in 1640–50
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Historical Examples

  • I backed into the corner, and Sears tried to lasso me by throwing the noose or running-knot over my head.

    Ten Years and Ten Months in Lunatic Asylums in Different States

    Moses Swan