slip noose
noun Date: 1835 a noose with a slipknot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slip noose — n. a noose made with a slipknot * * * …   Universalium

  • slip noose — n. a noose made with a slipknot …   English World dictionary

  • slip 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, ↑running noose • Derivationally related forms: ↑noose (for: ↑noose) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip noose — noun A noose made by tying a slip knot and often used to trap an animal, bird, or person by the feet …   Wiktionary

  • Slip — Slip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[=i]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Noose — For the film, see Noose (film). Hanging noose used at public executions outside Lancaster Castle, circa 1820 1830 A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot slides to make the loop collapsible. Knots used for making nooses include… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • To let slip — Slip Slip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[=i]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slipnoose — /slip noohs /, n. a noose with a knot that slides along the rope, thus forming a noose that tightens as the rope is pulled. Also, slip noose. [1840 50; SLIP1 + NOOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • slipnoose — /slip noohs /, n. a noose with a knot that slides along the rope, thus forming a noose that tightens as the rope is pulled. Also, slip noose. [1840 50; SLIP1 + NOOSE] …   Useful english dictionary

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