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knot Idioms & Phrases


barrel knot

  • noun a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times
    barrel knot.
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black knot

  • noun disease of plum and cherry trees characterized by black excrescences on the branches
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blood knot

  • noun a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times
    barrel knot.
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Bowline knot

  • noun a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
    bowline.
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  • . See Illust. under Knot.
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cuckold's knot

Cuck"old's knot`
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  1. (Naut.) A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the two parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; -- called also cuckold's neck. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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Figure-of-eight knot

  • a knot shaped like the figure 8. See Illust. under Knot.
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fisherman's knot

  • noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together
    fisherman's knot; true lover's knot.
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flat knot

  • noun a square knot used in a reef line
    flat knot.
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french knot

  • noun a stitch made by looping the thread several times around the needle before inserting it into the fabric
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Gordian knot

  • noun any very difficult problem; insoluble in its own terms
  • noun an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia
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  • an intricate knot tied by Gordius in the thong which connected the pole of the chariot with the yoke. An oracle having declared that he who should untie it should be master of Asia, Alexander the Great averted the ill omen of his inability to loosen it by cutting it with his sword. Hence, a Gordian knot is an inextricable difficulty; and to cut the Gordian knot is to remove a difficulty by bold and energetic measures.
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granny knot

  • noun a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
    granny.
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Granny's bend, ∨ Granny's knot

  • (Naut.), a kind of insecure knot or hitch; a reef knot crossed the wrong way.
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knotted marjoram

  • noun aromatic European plant native to Mediterranean and Turkey; not widespread in Europe
    Majorana hortensis; Origanum majorana; sweet marjoram.
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Loop knot

  • noun any of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope
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  • a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of Knot.
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Love knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
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  • a knot or bow, as of ribbon; so called from being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual affection. Milman.
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lover's knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
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lovers' knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
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matthew walker knot

  • noun a kind of stopper knot
    Matthew Walker.
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Milk knot

  • (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and congestion of the mammary glands.
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Overhand knot

  • noun a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)
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  • . See Illustration of Knot.
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pine knot

  • noun a joint of pine wood used for fuel
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prolonge knot

  • noun a knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage
    sailor's breastplate.
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Reef knot

  • noun a square knot used in a reef line
    flat knot.
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  • the knot which is used in tying reef pointss. See Illust. under Knot.
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Rose knot

  • a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to resemble a rose; a rosette.
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Shoulder knot

  • an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder; a kind of epaulet or braided ornament worn as part of a military uniform.
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Single knot

  • . See Illust. under Knot.
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Square knot

  • noun a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords
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  • a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. See Illust. under Knot.
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stopper knot

  • noun a knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole
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surgeon's knot

  • noun any of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures
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Sword knot

  • noun an ornamental tassel on the hilt of a sword
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  • a ribbon tied to the hilt of a sword.
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To crown a knot

  • (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other.
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To cut the knotthe Gordian knot

  • to dispose of a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary action, rather than by skill or patience.
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true lover's knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
  • noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together
    fisherman's knot; true lover's knot.
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true lovers' knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
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Truelove knot

  • noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together
    fisherman's knot; true lover's knot.
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  • a complicated, involved knot that does not readily untie; the emblem of interwoven affection or engagement; called also true-lover's knot.
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Wale knot

  • . (Naut.) See Wall knot, under 1st Wall.
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Wall knot

  • a knot made by unlaying the strands of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand, then passing the second over the end of the first, and the third over the end of the second and through the bight of the first; a wale knot. Wall knots may be single or double, crowned or double-crowned.
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weaver's knot

  • noun a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)
    weaver's hitch; becket bend; sheet bend.
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windsor knot

  • noun a wide triangular slipknot for tying a tie
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