English knot
fisherman\'s knot (a knot for tying the ends of two lines together. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • knot — I. /nɒt / (say not) noun 1. an interlacement of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a lump or knob, as for fastening two cords, etc., together or to something else. 2. a piece of ribbon or similar material tied or folded upon itself and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • knot — ► NOUN 1) a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, etc. on itself and tightening it. 2) a tangled mass in hair, wool, etc. 3) a protuberance in a stem, branch, or root. 4) a hard mass in wood at the intersection of a trunk with a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • knot — Ⅰ. knot1 (nŏt) n. 1. a) A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope. b) A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way. 2. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid. 3 …   Word Histories

  • knot — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cnotta; akin to Old High German knoto knot Date: before 12th century 1. a. an interlacement of the parts of one or more flexible bodies forming a lump or knob (as for fastening or tying… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knot — [OE] The word knot goes back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic *knūdn , whose underlying meaning was ‘round lump’. This only emerged in the English word (in such senses as ‘point from which a branch has grown’) in the Middle English period,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • knot — [OE] The word knot goes back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic *knūdn , whose underlying meaning was ‘round lump’. This only emerged in the English word (in such senses as ‘point from which a branch has grown’) in the Middle English period,… …   Word origins

  • knot — knot1 [nɔt US na:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(string/rope etc)¦ 2¦(hair style)¦ 3¦(wood)¦ 4¦(ship s speed)¦ 5¦(people)¦ 6¦(feeling)¦ 7¦(hard mass)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: cnotta] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knot´less — knot1 «not», noun, verb, knot|ted, knot|ting. –n. 1. a) a fastening made by tying or twining together pieces of one or more ropes, strings, or cords: »a square knot, a slipknot, a knot in a shoelace. b) …   Useful english dictionary

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