stevedore knot


: a stopper knot similar to a figure eight knot but with one or more extra turns

called also stevedore's knot

see knot illustration

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stevedore knot was circa 1863

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“Stevedore knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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