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overhand knot

overhand knot

n.
A knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and pulling the end through it. Also called single knot.

overhand knot

n
(Knots) a knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and drawing one end through it. Also called: thumb knot

o′verhand knot′


n.
a simple knot of various uses that slips easily. Also called single knot.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.overhand knot - a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)overhand knot - a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
Translations
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Unwind a foot of thread from the new cone and tie it onto the existing thread with two overhand knots (photo 1).
Segments secured with overhand knots used as anchors, were often laced in and out of two or more holes to create friction, spreading the load imposed upon the thongs.
This khipu has several long (multiple-turn) knots and the single figure-eight knot on lower parts of the cord, and one may posit a horizontal axis separating these from the overhand knots on the upper part.