bowknot
noun Date: 1547 a knot with decorative loops

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bowknot — Bow knot , n. A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or bow, so as to be readily untied. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowknot — [bō′nät΄] n. a decorative knot in a string, ribbon, etc., usually with two loops and two ends: it is untied by pulling the ends: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • bowknot — /boh not /, n. bow2 (def. 4). [1540 50; BOW2 + KNOT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bowknot — noun A knot that has two loops, and two loose ends, either used decoratively, or to tie shoelaces …   Wiktionary

  • bowknot — n. slipknot, knot with two loops and two ends …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowknot — bow•knot [[t]ˈboʊˌnɒt[/t]] n. navig. tex bow II, 3) • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • bowknot — noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces • Syn: ↑bow • Hypernyms: ↑knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • single bowknot — single bowknot, a type of knot forming only one loop …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow tie — noun a man s tie that ties in a bow • Syn: ↑bow tie, ↑bowtie • Hypernyms: ↑necktie, ↑tie • Hyponyms: ↑black tie, ↑white tie * * * bō …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow tie — noun Date: 1897 1. a short necktie tied in a bowknot 2. something (as pasta) resembling a bow tie in shape …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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