Definition of Overhand knot

1. Noun. A simple small knot (often used as part of other knots).

Generic synonyms: Knot



Definition of Overhand knot

1. Noun. A particular, very simple knot, used e.g. to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling, and as part of other knots. ¹

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Literary usage of Overhand knot

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1. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"2, Simple or overhand knot. — The simplest of all knots to tie, ... 3, Double overhand knot. — Used for the end of a rope when it is required to prevent its ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"1 represents an overhand knot hauled tight : for an illustration of the same not ... First form an overhand knot; then take the end a over the end Ъ and ..."

3. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"FOURFOLD overhand knot, made by passing the end of the rope several times through the bight, often termed a ' blood knot,' used for whip thongs, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"1 represents an overhand knot hauled tight ; for an Illustration of the same not ... First form an overhand knot ; then take the end a over the end b and ..."

5. The Complete Science of Fly Fishing and Spinning by Frederick George Shaw (1915)
"If two ends have to be joined, one overhand knot is tied in one end, and the other part passed through this knot, and then tied in an overhand knot round ..."

6. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"(2) If you slip one end of the cord through the loop you have an overhand knot, the one knot that everyone knows how to make. (3) If before you put the end ..."

7. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"The Plain overhand knot (see CCT) may be made at the end of a rope, either to prevent its ... An overhand knot whose end is not passed through the bight, ..."

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