Definition of Stopper knot

1. Noun. A knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole.

Generic synonyms: Knot
Specialized synonyms: Matthew Walker, Matthew Walker Knot



Definition of Stopper knot

1. Noun. (nautical) A knot placed in a rope either to prevent the end from fraying, or to prevent it from passing through a hole ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stopper Knot

stopovers
stopp'd
stoppable
stoppage
stoppage time
stoppages
stoppaniite
stopped
stopped-up
stopped-up(a)
stopped over
stopped pipe
stopped pipes
stopped up(p)
stopper
stopper knot (current term)
stopper knots
stoppered
stoppering
stoppers
stoppeth
stoppie
stoppies
stopping
stopping distance
stopping distances
stopping over
stopping point
stopping power
stoppings

Literary usage of Stopper knot

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1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"A stopper knot Is made by double-walling and crowning, which has been described before on another page. The ends, if very short, are whipped without being ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"39—then single and double wall the small strands fas directed for the stopper knot) round the rope, Fig. 40, worm them along the lay, and stop their ends ..."

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