surgeon's knot

noun

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

1733

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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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