Matthew Walker knot

noun

Mat·​thew Walk·​er knot
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variants or Matthew Walker
: a stopper knot made by sticking the end of each strand of a rope up through the bights of the next two strands

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Matthew Walker

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Matthew Walker knot was in the 14th century

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“Matthew Walker knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Matthew%20Walker%20knot. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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