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knot1 US English

A fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar

knot2 US English

A small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season

reef knot US English

A square knot, originally used for reefing sails

root-knot US English

A disease of cultivated flowers and vegetables caused by eelworm infestation, resulting in galls on the roots

slip knot US English

A knot that can be undone by a pull

wall knot US English

A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining strands to prevent unraveling or act as a stopper

barrel knot US English

Another term for blood knot.

blood knot US English

A type of knot used by anglers to join two fishing lines

French knot US English

(In embroidery) a stitch in which the thread is wound around the needle, which is then passed back through the fabric at almost the same point to form a small dot

square knot US English

A type of double knot that is made symmetrically to hold securely and to be easy to untie

sword knot US English

A ribbon or tassel attached to a sword hilt, originally for securing it to the wrist

water knot US English

A kind of knot used to join two fishing lines

granny knot US English

A square knot with the ends crossed the wrong way and therefore liable to slip or jam

knot garden US English

A formal garden laid out in an intricate design

bullion knot US English

A decorative stitch in embroidery made by winding the thread several times around the needle before sewing a backstitch

porter's knot US English

A double shoulder pad and forehead loop used for carrying loads

overhand knot US English

A simple knot made by forming a loop and passing a free end around the standing part and through the loop

running knot US English

A knot that slips along the rope and changes the size of the loop it forms

shoulder knot US English

A knot of ribbon, metal, or lace worn as part of ceremonial dress

weaver's knot US English

A sheet bend used for joining threads in weaving

Windsor knot US English

A large, loose triangular knot in a necktie, produced by making extra turns when tying

Gordian knot US English

An extremely difficult or involved problem

surgeon's knot US English

A square knot with one or more extra turns in the first half knot

tie the knot US English

Get married

fisherman's knot US English

A knot used to join two small ropes by tying an overhand knot in the end of each around the opposite standing part

true-love knot US English

A kind of knot with interlacing bows on each side, symbolizing the bonds of love

cut the Gordian knot US English

Solve or remove a problem in a direct or forceful way, rejecting gentler or more indirect methods

bowknot US English

A double-looped knot in a ribbon, tie, or other fastening

topknot US English

A knot of hair arranged on the top of the head

cut the Gordian knot in Gordian knot US English

Solve or remove a problem in a direct or forceful way, rejecting gentler or more indirect methods

knothole US English

A hole in a piece of timber where a knot has fallen out, or in a tree trunk where a branch has decayed

knotwork US English

Ornamental work consisting of or representing intertwined and knotted cords

wale knot in wall knot US English

A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining strands to prevent unraveling or act as a stopper

prusik knot in prusik US English

A sliding knot that locks under pressure, enabling a person to climb in this way

red knot in knot2 US English

A small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season

true-lover's knot in true-love knot US English

A kind of knot with interlacing bows on each side, symbolizing the bonds of love

knot New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one nautical mile per hour

knot US Thesaurus

make a small knot

knot English-Spanish

nudo masculine

reef knot English-Spanish

nudo masculine de rizo, lasca feminine

slip knot English-Spanish

nudo masculine corredizo

double knot English-Spanish

doble nudo

granny knot English-Spanish

nudo masculine corredizo


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