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reef knot

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noun Nautical.
a square knot used in reefing sails.
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Also called flat knot.

Origin of reef knot

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for reef knot

reef knot

noun
a knot consisting of two overhand knots turned opposite waysAlso called: square knot
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