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: a knot that slips along the rope or line around which it is made
: one made by tying an overhand knot around the standing part of a rope — see knot illustration
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: a knot that can slide along the rope around which it is made and that is tightened by pulling on one end
See the full definition for slipknot in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: a knot made by tying the end of a line around the line itself to form a loop so that the size of the loop may be changed by slipping the knot
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