reef knot


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reef knot

n. Nautical

[From its use in reefing sails.]

reef knot

n
(Knots) a knot consisting of two overhand knots turned opposite ways. Also called: square knot

reef′ knot`


n.
a square knot used for reefing sails.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reef knot - a square knot used in a reef linereef knot - a square knot used in a reef line  
granny knot, granny - a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
square knot - a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords
Translations

reef knot

nKreuzknoten m, → Weberknoten m

reef knot

nnodo piano
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I spoke in Spanish, in a bid to curtail the painful conversation, but he had none of it, and went on to tell me found two earthworms tied in a reef knot.
I spoke in Spanish, in a bid to curtail the painful conversation, but he had none of it, and went on to tell me about his cousin in Nantwich who found two earthworms tied in a reef knot.
The bands, available for a suggested donation of PS2, feature a classic reef knot designed to symbolise the strength of people coming together to unite against cancer.
Today's younger generation might be computer literate and totally savvy when it comes to any high-tech challenge, but how are they when it comes to whittling wood, tying a reef knot (or a 'nonslip slip knot' as we Cubs knew it), lighting a campfire or having a complete grasp of the words and chorus of that gibberish but classic Scout song Ging Gang Gooly?
3 Secure the bandage by tying the two ends over the gauze pad using a reef knot (left end over right end and under, right end over left end, and under).
Start the 'rope' by making a noose, a 90cm long loop of strong twine are secured with a reef knot, so that it cannot slip.
Crime files Police found a woollen scarf Rosemary had been wearing was tied so tightly around her neck - the pathologist said the knitting pattern was imprinted on her neck - with a reef knot that it could not be undone and had to be cut away.
As the priest recites the Yatha Hu Vairyo Manthra, whenever he utters the word "shyaothenanam" he ties the date palm cord into a reef knot (figures 7-9) This is the exact reef knot which is tied at the word shyaothenanam in the kusti ritual.
These usually include a simple thumb knot (also used as a stopper knot), a granny knot (two thumb knots jammed together), a reef knot (two opposite-handed thumb knots - easier to undo), a slip knot loop (a thumb knot with a loop), a double slipped reef knot (a bow for tying shoe-laces), a simple necktie knot (technically, a topsail halyard bend
The survey for the Scout Association found that just one in five children could tie a reef knot or repair a flat bicycle tyre, the Daily Express reported.
I had to know how to tie a reef knot and how to fold my tie.
12 mm woven cotton cloth tape (Tape India) cut into one metre strips which the participants were instructed to tie in a standardised manner in which the tape was secured around the head of the manikin with a reef knot at the right corner of the mouth (anchor point) and the ends of the tape were then passed around the endotracheal tube which was secured with one reef knot, before being passed back around and secured with a second reef knot.