reef knot

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reef knot

n. Nautical

[From its use in reefing sails.]
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reef knot

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


n.
a square knot used for reefing sails.
[1835–45]
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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
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Translations

reef knot

nKreuzknoten m, → Weberknoten m
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reef knot

nnodo piano
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From the fabric, cut one 4"x8" rectangle for the bow, one 2"x5" rectangle for the bow knot, one 6"x8" rectangle for the upper pocket and one 4 1/2"x8" rectangle for the lower pocket.
Cut a 1 1/2"-long piece from the strip and designate as the bow knot. Designate the remaining piece as the bow strip.
From the exterior fabric, cut two main panels, one bow on the fold, one 2"x7" rectangle for the bow knot, two 1 1/4"x3" rectangles for the zipper tabs, two 1'x2" rectangles for the strap tabs and one 4"x44" strip for the strap.