granny knot


Definition of granny knot 

: an insecure knot often made instead of a square knot — see knot illustration

First Known Use of granny knot

1853, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of granny knot

: a type of knot that looks similar to a square knot but is much less strong

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