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bowknot

[boh-not]
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noun
  1. bow2(def 4).
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Origin of bowknot

First recorded in 1540–50; bow2 + knot1
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Examples from the Web for bowknot

Historical Examples

  • But he'll tie you in a bowknot if you hold to the old theological doctrines.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • The men call it a "bowknot" of river; so we name it Bowknot Bend.

  • We are afraid that someday you may run away and leave us, so we wish to tie you to us with a bowknot of affection.

  • Resting on its satin bed gleamed a string of graduated pearls from which hung a pearl pendant in the form of a bowknot.

  • Bowknot—is tied like the square knot, but with ends doubled back in tying the latter half—used on neckties and ribbons.

    Educational Toys

    Louis C. Petersen


British Dictionary definitions for bowknot

bowknot

noun
  1. a decorative knot usually having two loops and two loose ends; bow
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