overhand knot

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 To tie it: The water knot is essentially a retraced overhand knot. Ari Schneider, Outside Online, 8 June 2020 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, 4 Mar. 2020 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 11 Apr. 2018 Then, loop one of the cord ends through the loop of the overhand knot again. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 11 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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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 31 Jan. 2023.

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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