overhand knot

noun

: a small knot often used to prevent the end of a cord from fraying see knot illustration

Examples of overhand knot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use one working end to tie an overhand knot around the other rope’s working end. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Next, pass the tag end back through the overhand knot. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 18 Oct. 2023 Instead, pinch the overhand knot and main line together with one hand. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 18 Oct. 2023 Step 1: Take a length of cordage and tie a simple overhand knot at the working end and tighten it. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 A couple inches below the overhand knot, loosely tie a second overhand knot. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Twist together as many as needed for the proper thickness, then double one end and tie an overhand knot, forming a loop that is just big enough to fit over the nock. Keith McCafferty, Field & Stream, 29 June 2023 Grasp the leader tied to the jigs about one foot from the lighter jig, loop it, and tie a double overhand knot. Bob McNally, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 Tie a loose overhand knot with the double line without twisting the rope; leave a big loop at the end. Ben Demchak, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overhand knot was in 1840

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“Overhand knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhand%20knot. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

overhand knot

noun
: a small knot often used to prevent the end of a cord from pulling apart see knot illustration

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