Definition of surgeon's knot
: a reef knot in which the first knot has two turns — see knot illustration
First Known Use of surgeon's knot
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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