Definition of Square knot

1. Noun. A double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords.

Generic synonyms: Knot
Specialized synonyms: Flat Knot, Reef Knot



Definition of Square knot

1. Noun. A common binding knot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Square Knot

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square inch
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square kilometer
square kilometers
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square knot (current term)
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Literary usage of Square knot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"When the tension is extreme, and a slippery catgut is used, it is well to tie a third turn after the square knot is completed, and the same rule must still ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"... the standing part, and bring it up through the bight—this is one half-hitch ; two of these, one above the other, completes it. 8.—REEF, OR square knot. ..."

3. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"... the standing part, and bring it up through the bight—this is one half-hitch; two of these, one above the other, completes it. 8.—REEF, OR square knot. ..."

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