or slip knot
Origin of slipknot
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Examples from the Web for slipknot
When they tried to fly away, they pulled the slipknot which held them fast.
And the weight of the marmot, pulling downward, drew the slipknot tight.
On his right a man had uncoiled a well-rope and was tying a slipknot in it.Back Home
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The string of the kite is fastened round these balances by a slipknot.The Playwork Book
At the same moment a slipknot fell on the general's shoulders, and he rolled on the ground with a yell of rage.The Red Track
- 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
Word Origin and History for slipknot
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