Granny's knot
Granny Gran"ny, n. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman. [1913 Webster]

{Granny's bend}, or {Granny's knot} (Naut.), a kind of insecure knot or hitch; a reef knot crossed the wrong way. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • granny's knot — noun see granny knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Granny's bend — Granny Gran ny, n. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman. [1913 Webster] {Granny s bend}, or {Granny s knot} (Naut.), a kind of insecure knot or hitch; a reef knot crossed the wrong way. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granny's bend — noun see granny knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's knot — Naut. an improperly made reef or square knot, likely to slip loose. Also called granny, granny knot, granny s knot. * * * lubber s knot, = granny knot. (Cf. ↑granny knot) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's knot — Naut. an improperly made reef or square knot, likely to slip loose. Also called granny, granny knot, granny s knot. * * * …   Universalium

  • granny — 1660s, according to OED, most likely a diminutive and contraction of grannam, shortened form of GRANDAME (Cf. grandame), rather than from grandmother. The sailor s granny knot (by 1803, originally granny s knot, so called because it is the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Granny — Gran ny, n. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman. [1913 Webster] {Granny s bend}, or {Granny s knot} (Naut.), a kind of insecure knot or hitch; a reef knot crossed the wrong way. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granny knot — an incorrect version of a square knot in which the bights cross each other in the wrong direction next to the end, so as to produce a knot that is insecure. See illus. under knot. Also, granny s knot. Also called lubber s knot. [1850 55; so… …   Universalium

  • Granny knot — Knot details name=Granny knot caption= names= False knot, Lubber s knot, Calf knot, Booby knot type= binding strength= origin= related= Reef knot, Thief knot, Grief knot releasing= often jams uses= caveat= Should not be used as a bend. Inferior… …   Wikipedia

  • Knot — For speeds, see Knot (unit). For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation). Some knots 1 Yarn knot ABoK #2688 2 Manrope knot 3 Granny knot 4 Rosebud stopper knot(?) …   Wikipedia

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