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overhand knot

noun
  1. a simple knot of various uses that slips easily.
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Origin of overhand knot

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called single knot.
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British Dictionary definitions for overhand knot

overhand knot

noun
  1. 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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