sword knot

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sword belt,
  2. sword cane,
  3. sword dance,
  4. sword fern,
  5. sword grass,
  6. sword lily,
  7. sword of damocles,
  8. sword-bearer,
  9. sword-swallower,
  10. swordbearer

Origin of sword knot

First recorded in 1685–95

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British Dictionary definitions for sword knot

sword knot

noun

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