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slipnoose

or slip noose

[slip-noos] /ˈslɪpˌnus/
noun
1.
a noose with a knot that slides along the rope, thus forming a noose that tightens as the rope is pulled.
Origin of slipnoose
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; slip1 + noose
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  • This done, he made a slipnoose on one end of a piece of twine.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Those bought at stores have a metal knot or honda through which the slipnoose runs; but cowboys and Boy Scouts do not need this.

    Pluck on the Long Trail

    Edwin L. Sabin
British Dictionary definitions for slipnoose

slipnoose

/ˈslɪpˌnuːs/
noun
1.
a noose made with a slipknot, so that it tightens when pulled
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