stevedore's knot
noun see stevedore knot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stevedore's knot — noun see stevedore knot * * * a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet. [1860 65] * * * stevedore s knot, a type of knot forming a bulge to keep a rope from going through a hole or block …   Useful english dictionary

  • stevedore's knot — ste′vedore s knot n. a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • stevedore's knot — a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • stevedore's knot — /ˈstivədɔz ˌnɒt/ (say steevuhdawz .not) noun a knot which forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • stevedore knot — noun Date: circa 1863 a stopper knot similar to a figure eight knot but with one or more extra turns called also stevedore s knot see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stevedore knot — noun or stevedore s knot : a stopper knot similar to a figure eight knot but with one or more extra turns …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stevedore — Docker redirects here. For other uses, see Docker (disambiguation). Stevedores on a New York dock loading barrels of corn syrup onto a barge on the Hudson River. Photograph by Lewis Hine, c.1912 Stevedore, dockworker, docker, dock labourer,… …   Wikipedia

  • stevedore'sknot — ste·ve·dore s knot (stēʹvĭ dôrz , dōrz ) also stevedore knot © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. Nautical A knot tied in the end of a line to prevent it from unreeving. * * * …   Universalium

  • knot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. snarl, tangle; puzzle, problem; cluster, group; lump, node. v. tangle, snarl; tie, bind, fasten. See difficulty, crossing, density, connection, assemblage. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An arrangement of… …   English dictionary for students

  • Stevedore knot — This article is about a rope knot. For the mathematical version, see Stevedore knot (mathematics) . Stevedore knot Names Stevedore knot, Double figure eight Category …   Wikipedia

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