half-knot

noun \ ˈhaf-ˌnät , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-knot

: a knot intertwining the ends of two cords and used in tying other knots

First Known Use of half-knot

1913


HALF-KNOT Defined for Kids

half-knot

noun \ ˈhaf-ˌnät , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-knot for Students

: a knot in which two rope ends are wrapped once around each other and which is used to start other knots

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