running noose


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running noose

n.
See noose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.running noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknotrunning noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
clench, clinch - a small slip noose made with seizing
hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie, halter, hemp - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
lariat, reata, riata, lasso - a long noosed rope used to catch animals
slipknot - a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
References in classic literature ?
The Gaucho, when he is going to use the lazo, keeps a small coil in his bridle-hand, and in the other holds the running noose which is made very large, generally having a diameter of about eight feet.
I know well that in certain countries, particularly in the Andaman Islands, the negroes never hesitate to attack them with a dagger in one hand and a running noose in the other; but I also know that few who affront those creatures ever return alive.
Instantly the old man slipped the running noose over one of the lad's wrists, took a couple of half hitches about his other wrist, and knotted the cord.