Definition of Bowknot

1. Noun. A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces.

Exact synonyms: Bow
Generic synonyms: Knot

Definition of Bowknot

1. n. A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or bow, so as to be readily untied.

Definition of Bowknot

1. Noun. A knot that has two loops, and two loose ends, either used decoratively, or to tie shoelaces ¹

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Definition of Bowknot

1. a type of knot [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowknot

bowhead whale
bowhead whales
bowing out
bowknot (current term)
bowl a googly
bowl barrow
bowl cut
bowl cuts
bowl of cherries
bowl out
bowl over

Literary usage of Bowknot

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

1. The Technic of modern operations for hernia by Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1908)
"A small reverse bowknot is loosely tied io or 12 cm. from the end of the strand. The edges of the fascia are caught with forceps and held by an assistant. ..."

2. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Terracotta Figurines of the Classical by Gloria S. Merker (2000)
"... bowknot. Tooling on hair. Head pierced for suspension. ... bowknot horizontally slashed. Locks of hair along neck are inconsistent with ..."

3. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1901)
"It is suggested that the sale of both the ribbon and the bowknot should be rigidly restricted to those who present evidence of their right to wear them, ..."

4. A Cloud of Witnesses by Anna De Koven (1920)
"The other object, very accurately described, was a brooch in the form of a bowknot, woven of small pearls. I knew of this bowknot naturally, ..."

5. History of the Third Regiment, Excelsior Brigade, 72d New York Volunteer by Henri Le Fevre Brown (1902)
"The knot to be a bowknot of the same combination of colors as the ribbon above described. The ribbon and bowknot are shown in the designs hereto attached. ..."

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