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, 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, 2 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stopper knot was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Stopper knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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