stevedore knot


Definition of STEVEDORE KNOT

:  a stopper knot similar to a figure eight knot but with one or more extra turns —called also stevedore's knot — see knot illustration

First Known Use of STEVEDORE KNOT

circa 1863


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July 01, 2015
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