Matthew Walker knot

Mat·​thew Walk·​er knot | \ ¦math(ˌ)(y)üˈwȯk‧ə(r)- \
variants: or Matthew Walker

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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First Known Use of Matthew Walker knot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Matthew Walker knot

probably from the name Matthew Walker

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“Matthew Walker knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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