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wale knot Line breaks: wale knot
(also wall knot)

Definition of wale knot in English:


A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining the strands.
Example sentences
  • A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand.
  • Some have only a wale knot, the use whereof is to hold off the cable from the main capstan.
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