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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.
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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
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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
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I double the line and go through the eye three times to create three overhand knots on a 14-pound fluorocarbon leader, which is about 16 inches long from swivel to weight."
Unwind a foot of thread from the new cone and tie it onto the existing thread with two overhand knots (photo 1).
The SFK can be used to join two lines with a symmetrical structure consisting of two overhand knots, each tied around the standing part of the other; it has sufficient knot security and is simple to perform.
From a mechanical point of view, knot topology studies have shown that overhand knots bear larger stresses on key points within the knot, and are therefore weaker than figure-eight knots (Pieranski et al., 2001).