: a knot that slips along the rope or line around which it is madeespecially: one made by tying an overhand knot around the standing part of a rope — see knot illustration
Examples of slipknot in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebSimply wrap a tree strap around each tree and pass the strap back through the loop to create a simple slipknot that can attach directly to the hammock.
Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2022 Somoano said the rope’s loop-end was manufactured, not tied with a slipknot.
Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2020 To lubricate the slipknot, Brazile uses baby powder.
Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, 13 Dec. 2017 A boy from Boston was a little too handsy retying my sash into a slipknot.
Ella Alexander, Longreads, 12 July 2017 And as he was slammed down the mountain, the rope slid up and its slipknot tightened around his neck, throttling him.
Craig R. Mccoy / Staff Writer, Philly.com, 12 July 2017
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