a looped strap, ribbon, or the like attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
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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.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
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
a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
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