Definition of granny knot in English:

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granny knot

Pronunciation: /ˈɡranē nät/

noun

A square knot with the ends crossed the wrong way and therefore liable to slip or jam.
Example sentences
  • The procedure doesn't distinguish, for example, between the granny knot and the square knot even though it is impossible to deform one into the other.
  • It was a process a bit like tying a granny knot: twisting one edge of the sausage rope into a loop, then threading the other end through, looping it, and twisting again.
  • Blow the balloon up to a normal size and knot the end tight with a granny knot.

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Syllabification: gran·ny knot

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