Matthew Walker knot
Definition of Matthew Walker knot
: a stopper knot made by sticking the end of each strand of a rope up through the bights of the next two strands
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Origin and Etymology of matthew walker knot
probably from the name Matthew Walker
First Known Use: 14th century
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