square knot
noun Date: circa 1867 a knot made of two reverse half-knots and typically used to join the ends of two cords — see knot illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Square knot — Square Square (skw[^a]r), a. 1. (Geom.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. [1913 Webster] 2. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. [1913 Webster] 3. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • square knot — n AmE a type of knot that will not come undone easily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • square knot — square′ knot n. a knot in which the ends come out alongside the standing parts • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • square knot — n. a double knot in which the free ends run parallel to the standing parts: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • square knot — noun a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords • Hypernyms: ↑knot • Hyponyms: ↑reef knot, ↑flat knot * * * noun : a knot made of two reverse half knots and used to join the ends of two cords or to tie up and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • square knot — a double knot in which the free ends of the second knot lie in the same plane as the ends of the first knot …   Medical dictionary

  • square knot — a common knot in which the ends come out alongside of the standing parts. See illus. under knot. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • square knot — noun A common binding knot. Syn: reef knot …   Wiktionary

  • square knot — noun (C) AmE a double knot that will not come undone easily; reef knot …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • square knot — type of knot, type of noose …   English contemporary dictionary

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