stevedore's knot


noun

a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet.

Nearby words

  1. steuben,
  2. steuben glass,
  3. steubenville,
  4. steve,
  5. stevedore,
  6. steven,
  7. stevenage,
  8. stevengraph,
  9. stevens,
  10. stevens point

Origin of stevedore's knot

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for stevedore's knot

stevedore's knot

noun

a knot forming a lump in a line, used by stevedores to secure ropes passing through holes
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