Definition of Reef knot

1. Noun. A square knot used in a reef line.

Exact synonyms: Flat Knot
Specialized synonyms: Granny, Granny Knot
Generic synonyms: Square Knot

Definition of Reef knot

1. Noun. A knot used to securely tie two pieces of rope together, or to reef sails ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reef Knot

reedy nail
reef break
reef knot (current term)
reef knots
reef point
reef rashes
reef squirrelfish
reef triggerfish
reef whitetip shark
reefer's nut
reefer jacket
reefer jackets

Literary usage of Reef knot

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

1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"... the knot being a reef-knot. The first reef in a square sail is included between the head and the ..."

2. Engineer Field Manual...: I. Reconnaissance. II. Bridges. III. Roads. IV by United States War Dept (1912)
"Square or reef knot, ng. 38, commonly used for joining two ropes of the same size. ... The reef knot can he upset hy taking one end of the rope and its ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1899)
"When the gut had been sutured all round, the two ends of the suture were tied with a reef knot; the bowel was Fio. 57. ..."

4. Operative Surgery by John Shelton Horsley (1921)
"Then the knot will hold whether it is a "granny" or a reef knot. ... The reef knot lies flat because the loop on each side is over both strands of the ..."

5. Child Training: A System of Education for the Child Under School Age by Virgil Mores Hillyer (1915)
"reef knot and Granny Knot. In the same way teach the " reef knot," for tying ... The reef knot is made thus: With a string end in each hand (i) put right ..."

6. The Immediate Care of the Injured by Albert Sidney Morrow (1906)
"To avoid this, always use cither the reef- knot or the surgeon's-knot. The Reef-knot.—Begin by taking one end of the suture in each hand. ..."

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