single knot

Origin of single knot

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby single knot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use single knot in a sentence

  • I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out.

    Ghosts | Henrik Ibsen
  • I took care to tie all the knots myself, to be sure of their firmness, for a single knot badly tied would have cost us our life.

  • The only one which seemed to be equally injurious is the common single knot, of which no diagram is necessary.

    The Art of Travel | Francis Galton
  • In the bosom of her robe was a bunch of orange blooms, and her rippling hair was tied in a single knot behind her shapely head.

    Allan's Wife | H. Rider Haggard
  • Follow the lead of the single knot through two single bights, the ends coming out at the top of the knot.

    The Seaman's Friend | Richard Henry Dana