granny knot
noun Date: 1853 an insecure knot often made instead of a square knot — see knot illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • granny knot — granny .knot n a knot that is like a ↑reef knot but is tied wrongly so that it is not firm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • granny knot — n. a knot like a square knot but with the ends crossed the wrong way: it will slip under strain: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • granny knot — granny ,knot noun count a loose knot that comes apart easily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • granny knot — ► NOUN ▪ a reef knot with the ends crossed the wrong way and therefore liable to slip …   English terms dictionary

  • granny knot — noun a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure • Syn: ↑granny • Hypernyms: ↑reef knot, ↑flat knot * * * noun, pl ⋯ knots [count] : a type of knot that looks similar to a square knot but is much less strong * * * ˈgranny knot 7… …   Useful english dictionary

  • granny knot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms granny knot : singular granny knot plural granny knots a loose knot that comes apart easily …   English dictionary

  • 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 — noun A knot similar to the reef knot but crossed the opposite way …   Wiktionary

  • granny knot — a double knot in the second loop of which the end of one cord is over, and the other under, its fellow, so that the loops do not lie in the same line and the knot will not hold …   Medical dictionary

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