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 It’s like a square knot with a little cross to connect the two ends. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Bill Nye Has Strong Feelings About Wearing a Mask While Hiking and Biking," 20 Aug. 2020 The square knot is a classic for connecting lines and tying knots. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Essential Knots: How to Tie the 20 Knots You Need to Know," 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, "SF girl one of first to join Cub Scouts," 4 May 2018 If the trash bag is full, tie it in a square knot and get another one. Michael Harriot, The Root, "5 Rules for Black Cookouts ... and Life," 1 Sep. 2017

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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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Cite this Entry

“Square knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20knot. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of square knot

US : a strong and simple type of knot

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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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