figure eight knot
a knot used in angling for attaching leaders, traces and other terminal tackle to a line. Easy to tie and to interchange tackle. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • figure-eight knot — [fig′yər āt′] n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1: also figure of eight knot * * * …   Universalium

  • figure-eight knot — [fig′yər āt′] n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1: also figure of eight knot …   English World dictionary

  • Figure eight knot — The term figure eight knot may refer to:* an everyday object resulting from tying a rope, often called the figure of eight knot and alternatively known as the Savoy knot, Fleming knot, or double stopper. * the mathematical object in knot theory,… …   Wikipedia

  • Figure-eight knot (mathematics) — In knot theory, a figure eight knot (also called Listing s knot) is the unique knot with a crossing number of four. This is the smallest possible crossing number except for the unknot and trefoil knot. Origin of name The name is given because… …   Wikipedia

  • Figure-of-eight knot — knot details | name=Figure of eight knot names=Figure eight knot, Savoy knot, Flemish knot, double stopper type=stopper strength=80% origin=Ancient related=Stevedore knot, Figure of eight loop, Figure of eight follow through, Directional figure… …   Wikipedia

  • Figure-of-eight knot — Figure Fig ure (f[i^]g [ u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.] 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. [1913 Webster] Flowers have all exquisite figures. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figure eight — noun 1. a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose • Syn: ↑figure of eight • Hypernyms: ↑knot 2. a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure eight — noun Date: 1748 something resembling the Arabic numeral eight in form or shape: as a. a small knot see knot illustration b. an embroidery stitch c. a dance pattern d. a skater s figure called also figure of eight …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • figure eight — /fɪgər ˈeɪt/ (say figuhr ayt) noun 1. a kind of knot made in the shape of a number 8. 2. a shape which resembles the number 8, especially as made by dancers or skaters in performing a set piece. Also, figure of eight …   Australian English dictionary

  • Directional figure eight — Names Directional figure eight, Inline Figure Eight Loop Category Loop ABoK #1058 The Directional Figure Eight (aka Inline Figure Eight Loop) is a loop knot. It is a knot that can be made on the bight. The loop must only be loaded in the correct… …   Wikipedia

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