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overhand knot

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Definition of overhand knot in English:

noun

A simple knot made by forming a loop and passing a free end round the standing part and through the loop.
Example sentences
  • Make a loop with an overhand knot with one bit of tubing so that when the knot is made the tubing is in the loop.
  • On the wrong side, secure the yarn ends with an overhand knot and dab each knot with seam sealant.
  • To construct Pieranski's knot, you fold a circular loop of rope and tie two multiple overhand knots in it.

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