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blood knot

n.
1. An overhand knot with multiple wraps tied in the thongs of a whip.
2. A knot used to join two lines, especially in fly fishing to attach a leader to the main line, tied by coiling either end around the opposite line and passing the ends between the two lines where the coils meet.

[From the fact that such knots in whips draw blood.]
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Noun1.blood knot - a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
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This application replaces the blood knot, which is one of the most unwieldy of all knots to handle.
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Fugard's earliest plays were No-Good Friday and Nongogo (both published in Dimetos and Two Early Plays, 1977), but it was The Blood Knot (1963), produced for stage (1961) and television (1967) in both London and New York City, that established his international reputation.
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