surgeon's knot


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, in the meaning defined above

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“Surgeon's knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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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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