Definition of fisherman's knot in English:

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fisherman's knot

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A knot used to join two small ropes by tying an overhand knot in the end of each around the opposite standing part.
Example sentences
  • Something clicked in my mind, and I imagined a figure eight knot with fisherman's knot backing in that rope.
  • To keep the foot in the footbed I used 1/4 ‘shock cord threaded around the footbed and tied together with a fisherman's knot.’
  • If you are to tie your own corded hexes use a double fisherman's knot, unless you are using spectra where you need to tie a triple fisherman's knot.

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