sword knot
noun Date: 1676 an ornamental cord or tassel tied to the hilt of a sword

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  • Sword knot — Sword Sword (s[=o]rd), n. [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver[eth], Sw. sv[ a]rd, Dan. sv[ae]rd; of uncertain origin.] 1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sword knot — sword′ knot n. a looped strap or ribbon attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • sword knot — n. a loop, now ornamental, of leather, ribbon, etc., attached to a sword hilt and worn around the wrist …   English World dictionary

  • sword knot — noun an ornamental tassel on the hilt of a sword • Hypernyms: ↑tassel * * * noun 1. : a leather thong attaching the hilt of a sword to the wrist to prevent its loss if forced out of the hand 2. : an ornamental cord or tassel tied to the hilt * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword knot — a looped strap, ribbon, or the like attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • sword knot — noun a ribbon or tassel attached to a sword hilt, originally for securing it to the wrist …   English new terms dictionary

  • sword knot — /ˈsɔd nɒt/ (say sawd not) noun a looped strap, ribbon, etc., attached to the hilt of a sword, as a support or ornament …   Australian English dictionary

  • USNS Sword Knot (T-AGM-13) — was a missile range instrumentation ship which operated as USAFS Sword Knot on the U.S. Air Force’s Eastern Test Range during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Sword Knot operated under an Air Force contract with Pan American Airways Guided Missile …   Wikipedia

  • Sword — (s[=o]rd), n. [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver[eth], Sw. sv[ a]rd, Dan. sv[ae]rd; of uncertain origin.] 1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp pointed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sword arm — Sword Sword (s[=o]rd), n. [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver[eth], Sw. sv[ a]rd, Dan. sv[ae]rd; of uncertain origin.] 1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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