square knot


Definition of square knot

: a knot made of two reverse half-knots and typically used to join the ends of two cords — see knot illustration

Examples of square knot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An earlier version included a photo of a square knot misidentified as a granny knot. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 9 July 2021 Using a square knot, tie the ends of the bandana that are hanging over your shoulders. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 23 June 2021 But tying a square knot, sewing a dress, making a cast, riding a horse, pitching a tent and swinging a hammer are important, too. Star Tribune, 19 June 2021 It’s like a square knot with a little cross to connect the two ends. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Aug. 2020 The square knot is a classic for connecting lines and tying knots. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 2 Apr. 2019 So when Cub Scout Troop 47 learned how to tie a square knot that first meeting in March, Jordan picked up the rope and was the first done. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2018 If the trash bag is full, tie it in a square knot and get another one. Michael Harriot, The Root, 1 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of square knot

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of square knot was circa 1867

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“Square knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20knot. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of square knot

: a knot made of two half-knots tied in opposite directions that does not come untied easily

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