Matthew Walker knot

noun
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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