surgeon's knot

noun

Definition of surgeon's knot 

: a reef knot in which the first knot has two turns — see knot illustration

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1733, in the meaning defined above

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surgeon's knot

noun

Medical Definition of surgeon's knot 

: any of several knots used in tying ligatures or surgical stitches especially : a square knot in which the first knot has two turns

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