wall knot


noun

a knot forming a knob at the end of a rope, made by unwinding the strands and weaving them together

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Example sentences from the Web for wall knot

  • The wall-knot is so made with the lays of a rope that it cannot slip, and serves for sheets, tacks, and stoppers.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • If the seizing is small cordage, take a wall-knot in the end; if spunyarn, an overhand knot.

    The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana