stopper knot


Definition of stopper knot

: a knot used to prevent a rope from passing through a hole or opening

Examples of stopper knot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thread the free end through the loop and through the handle, tying a stopper knot on the other side. The Editors, Field & Stream, "12 Wildly Inventive Hunting Tips," 24 Aug. 2020 Take a two-foot length of webbing—essentially flat rope—and tie the two ends together with a stopper knot such as a figure eight. Andrew Northshield, Popular Mechanics, "How to Tie a Christmas Tree to the Roof of Your Car," 2 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stopper knot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stopper knot

1852, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stopper knot

Time Traveler for stopper knot

Time Traveler

The first known use of stopper knot was in 1852

See more words from the same year

Statistics for stopper knot

Cite this Entry

“Stopper knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

Comments on stopper knot

What made you want to look up stopper knot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!