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sword knot

noun
  1. a looped strap, ribbon, or the like attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
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Origin of sword knot

First recorded in 1685–95
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Historical Examples of sword knot

  • "She knows nothing of it," said the boy, adjusting his sword-knot.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • In it he placed his sword in its scabbard and with its belt and sword-knot attached.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • In default of one, I bethought me of a substitute—my sword-knot!

    The Bandolero

    Mayne Reid

  • Enough that I was gratified with the thought of having, not idly, bestowed my sword-knot.

    The Bandolero

    Mayne Reid

  • My uniform was white, the vest blue, a gold and silver shoulder-knot, and a sword-knot of the same material.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for sword knot

sword knot

noun
  1. a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
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