Turk's head


: a turban-shaped knot worked on a rope with a piece of small line see knot illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Turk's head was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Turk's head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turk%27s%20head. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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