or slip noose

[ slip-noos ]
/ ˈslɪpˌnus /


a noose with a knot that slides along the rope, thus forming a noose that tightens as the rope is pulled.

Origin of slipnoose

First recorded in 1840–50; slip1 + noose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slipnoose

  • Those bought at stores have a metal knot or honda through which the slipnoose runs; but cowboys and Boy Scouts do not need this.

  • This done, he made a slipnoose on one end of a piece of twine.

    Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for slipnoose

/ (ˈslɪpˌnuːs) /


a noose made with a slipknot, so that it tightens when pulled
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