running knot

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noun

a knot made around and so as to slide along a part of the same rope, thus forming a noose (running noose) that tightens as the rope is pulled.

Nearby words

  1. running gaff,
  2. running gear,
  3. running hand,
  4. running head,
  5. running joke,
  6. running light,
  7. running martingale,
  8. running mate,
  9. running myrtle,
  10. running on empty

Origin of running knot

First recorded in 1640–50

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