running knot
noun Date: 1611 slipknot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • running knot — n. SLIPKNOT …   English World dictionary

  • running knot — noun : a knot that slips along the rope or line round which it is tied : a knot used to form a running noose; especially : an overhand slip knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • running knot — a knot made around and so as to slide along a part of the same rope, thus forming a noose (running noose) that tightens as the rope is pulled. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • running knot — /ˈrʌnɪŋ nɒt/ (say runing not) noun a knot made round and so as to slide along a part of the same rope, thus forming a noose (running noose) which tightens as the rope is pulled …   Australian English dictionary

  • running knot — noun A slip knot …   Wiktionary

  • running knot — noun a knot that slips along the rope and changes the size of a noose …   English new terms dictionary

  • running knot — run′ning knot′ n. a slipknot • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • running — n. & adj. n. 1 the action of runners in a race etc. 2 the way a race etc. proceeds. adj. 1 continuing on an essentially continuous basis though changing in detail (a running battle). 2 consecutive; one after another (three days running). 3 done… …   Useful english dictionary

  • knot — Synonyms and related words: Blackwall hitch, Chinese puzzle, Flemish knot, French shroud knot, German knot, Gordian knot, Matthew Walker knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, Windsor knot, accouple, accumulate, adhesive, affix, affixation, agglutinate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • running noose — noun a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled • Syn: ↑noose, ↑slip noose • Derivationally related forms: ↑noose (for: ↑noose) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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