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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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