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surgeon's knot

surgeon's knot

noun

Definition of SURGEON'S KNOT

:  a reef knot in which the first knot has two turns — see knot illustration

First Known Use of SURGEON'S KNOT

1733

surgeon's knot

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SURGEON'S KNOT

:  any of several knots used in tying ligatures or surgical stitches; especially :  a square knot in which the first knot has two turns

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