Portuguese bowline

noun

Definition of Portuguese bowline

: a bowline knot having a large double bight producing two loops often used for hoisting a person as if in a chair seat by running one loop under the arms

called also French bowline

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“Portuguese bowline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Portuguese%20bowline. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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