loop knot


noun

a knot made by doubling over a line at its end and tying both thicknesses into a square knot in such a way as to leave a loop.

Nearby words

  1. loony bin,
  2. loony tunes,
  3. loop,
  4. loop aerial,
  5. loop diuretic,
  6. loop of henle,
  7. loop of spinal nerves,
  8. loop stitch,
  9. loop window,
  10. loop-the-loop

Origin of loop knot

First recorded in 1785–95

Also called open hand knot.

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British Dictionary definitions for loop knot

loop knot

noun

a knot that leaves a loop extending from it
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