running bowline


Definition of running bowline

: a slip noose made by tying a bowline knot with the end of a line around its own standing part

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First Known Use of running bowline

1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Running bowline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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