running bowline

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of running bowline was in 1710

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“Running bowline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20bowline. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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