overhand knot

noun

Definition of overhand knot

: 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 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, "The 8 Best Live Bait Rigs for Crappie Fishing," 4 Mar. 2020 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Forget Brunch — Throw An Elegant Mother's Day Crafts Party This Year," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of overhand knot

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Overhand knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhand%20knot. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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