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square knot

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noun
  1. a common knot in which the ends come out alongside of the standing parts.
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Origin of square knot

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • This is to be expected, in view of the square-knot construction of the hairnets and carrying nets found in the cave.

    A Burial Cave in Baja California

    William C. Massey


British Dictionary definitions for square knot

square knot

noun
  1. another name for reef knot
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