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slipknot

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noun slip·knot \ˈslip-ˌnät\

Simple Definition of slipknot

  • : a knot that can slide along the rope around which it is made and that is tightened by pulling on one end

Full Definition of slipknot

  1. :  a knot that slips along the rope or line around which it is made; especially :  one made by tying an overhand knot around the standing part of a rope — see knot illustration


SLIPKNOT Defined for Kids

slipknot

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noun slip·knot \ˈslip-ˌnät\

Definition of slipknot

  1. :  a knot made by tying the end of a line around the line itself to form a loop so that the size of the loop may be changed by slipping the knot




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