a simple knot of various uses that slips easily.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called single knot.
Origin of overhand knot
First recorded in 1830–40
Words nearby overhand knot
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British Dictionary definitions for overhand knot
a knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and drawing one end through itAlso called: thumb knot
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