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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

knot US Thesaurus

make a small knot

knot New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one nautical mile per hour

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

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

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

bullion knot US English

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

Gordian knot US English

An extremely difficult or involved problem

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

porter's knot US English

A double shoulder pad and forehead loop used for carrying loads

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

surgeon's knot US English

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

true-love knot US English

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

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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

tied by Gordius, cut through by Alexander the Great

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

tie the knot US English

Get married

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

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

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