Definition of running knot in English:

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running knot


A knot that slips along the rope and changes the size of the loop it forms.
Example sentences
  • The second way to make a noose is to tie a running knot (a simple knot or hitch) round the standing part of the rope in a way that pulling on the knot-side closes the loop.

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Syllabification: run·ning knot

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