Loop knot
Loop Loop, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. lub loop, noose, fold, thong, bend, lub to bend, incline.] 1. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight. [1913 Webster]

That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop To hang a doubt on. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A small, narrow opening; a loophole. [1913 Webster]

And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence The eye of Reason may pry in upon us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop. [1913 Webster]

4. (Telegraphy) A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts. [1913 Webster]

5. (Acoustics) The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also {ventral segment}. [1913 Webster]

{Loop knot}, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of {Knot}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • loop knot — loop′ knot n. navig. a knot made by doubling over a line at its end and tying both thicknesses into a square knot in such a way as to leave a loop • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • loop knot — n. a knot tied in a double rope so that a loop extends beyond it: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • loop knot — noun any of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope • Hypernyms: ↑knot • Hyponyms: ↑bowline, ↑bowline knot * * * noun : any of several knots (as the bowline) used to form a fixed loop in a cord or rope * * * a knot made by doubling over …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loop (knot) — The word loop has two different senses when used in reference to knots.*A loop is one of the fundamental structures used to tie knots. Specifically, it is a full circle formed by passing the working end over itself. See . *A loop is a knot used… …   Wikipedia

  • loop knot — a knot made by doubling over a line at its end and tying both thicknesses into a square knot in such a way as to leave a loop. Also called open hand knot. See illus. under knot. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • loop-to-loop knot — a simple way of joining two pieces of line …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perfect loop knot — a knot used by anglers to connect lures or flies to a heavy leader; does not affect the action of the lure or fly. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot. Also called perfection loop knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perfection loop knot — perfect loop knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • overhand loop knot — noun : loop knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfection loop knot — noun : a knot used by anglers to tie a fixed loop in a leader or spinning line …   Useful english dictionary

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