prolonge knot

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pro•longe′ knot`

a knot consisting of three overlapping loops formed by a single rope passed alternately over and under itself at crossings.
[1855–60; prolonge a rope joining a hook and toggle < French, n. derivative of prolonger to prolong]
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Noun1.prolonge knot - a knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
prolonge - a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage
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