cuckold's knot

  1. a hitch, as for holding a spar, consisting of a single loop with the overlapping parts of the rope seized together.

Origin of cuckold's knot

First recorded in 1840–50; so called because the noose so made is insecure

Words Nearby cuckold's knot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023