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surgeon's knot Syllabification: sur·geon's knot

Definition of surgeon's knot in English:


A square knot with one or more extra turns in the first half knot.
Example sentences
  • The triple surgeon's knot is basically an overhand knot but you pass the line through the knot 3 times.
  • Use blood knots for the thickest sections of the leader and the surgeon's knot for the thinnest or last section.
  • The surgeon's loop is tied like the surgeon's knot except only a single line is used.


From the use of such a knot to tie a ligature in surgery.

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