half-knot

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌnät How to pronounce half-knot (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of half-knot was in 1913

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“Half-knot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-knot. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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half-knot

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌnät, ˈhäf- \

Kids Definition of half-knot

: 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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