slipknot

or slip knot

[ slip-not ]
/ ˈslɪpˌnɒt /

noun

a knot that slips easily along the cord or line around which it is made.

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Origin of slipknot

First recorded in 1650–60; slip1 + knot1
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British Dictionary definitions for slipknot

slipknot
/ (ˈslɪpˌnɒt) /

noun

Also called: running knot a nooselike knot tied so that it will slip along the rope round which it is made
a knot that can be easily untied by pulling one free end
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