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Matthew Walker

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noun
  1. a knot formed on the end of a rope by partly unlaying the strands and tying them in a certain way.
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Origin of Matthew Walker

First recorded in 1855–60; after the presumed inventor of the knot
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Matthew Walker

noun
  1. a knot made at the end of a rope by unlaying the strands and passing them up through the loops formed in the next two strands
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Word Origin

C19: probably named after the man who introduced it
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