stopper knot

noun

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

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First Known Use of stopper knot

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Stopper knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopper%20knot. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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