square knot

noun

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

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First Known Use of square knot

circa 1867


SQUARE KNOT Defined for English Language Learners

square knot

noun

Definition of square knot for English Language Learners

  • : a strong and simple type of knot


SQUARE KNOT Defined for Kids

square knot

noun

Definition of square knot for Students

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

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