square knot

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noun

a common knot in which the ends come out alongside of the standing parts.

Nearby words

  1. square deal,
  2. square foot,
  3. square go,
  4. square inch,
  5. square kilometer,
  6. square leg,
  7. square matrix,
  8. square meal,
  9. square meal, a,
  10. square measure

Origin of square knot

First recorded in 1865–70

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Examples from the Web for square knot

  • This is to be expected, in view of the square-knot construction of the hairnets and carrying nets found in the cave.



British Dictionary definitions for square knot

square knot

noun

another name for reef knot
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