sword knot

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

Origin of sword knot

First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby sword knot

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How to use sword knot in a sentence

  • Others say a sash was found on him, and the sword knot was recognized by Ursula as her own work and gift to Aubri.

  • Below, my eye lights on the Hessian pistols, and the sword-knot the gallant marquis gave me.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker | S. Weir Mitchell
  • Then I knew that my sword was by my side and my hand numb and throbbing, for the sword-knot was tight about my wrist.

    The Kopje Garrison | George Manville Fenn
  • 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
  • His sword dropped, but remained upright supported by the sword knot.

    The Prussian Terror | Alexandre Dumas

British Dictionary definitions for sword knot

sword knot

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

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