Definition of wale knot in English:

wale knot

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(also wall knot)

noun

  • A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining the strands.
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    • 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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