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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SURVIVAL FOR BEGINNERS: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CAMPING AND OUTDOOR SKILLS Colin Towell, PS12.99, DK IF you have ever wanted to know how to build a donut boat, tie a reef knot or find north without a compass in the middle of the night then this is the book for you.
I spoke in Spanish, in a bid to curtail the painful conversation, but he had none of it, and went on to tell me found two earthworms tied in a reef knot.
I spoke in Spanish, in a bid to curtail the painful conversation, but he had none of it, and went on to tell me about his cousin in Nantwich who found two earthworms tied in a reef knot.
The bands, available for a suggested donation of PS2, feature a classic reef knot designed to symbolise the strength of people coming together to unite against cancer.
3 Secure the bandage by tying the two ends over the gauze pad using a reef knot (left end over right end and under, right end over left end, and under).
Start the 'rope' by making a noose, a 90cm long loop of strong twine are dried secured with a reef knot, so that it cannot slip.
As the priest recites the Yatha Hu Vairyo Manthra, whenever he utters the word "shyaothenanam" he ties the date palm cord into a reef knot (figures 7-9) This is the exact reef knot which is tied at the word shyaothenanam in the kusti ritual.
These usually include a simple thumb knot (also used as a stopper knot), a granny knot (two thumb knots jammed together), a reef knot (two opposite-handed thumb knots - easier to undo), a slip knot loop (a thumb knot with a loop), a double slipped reef knot (a bow for tying shoe-laces), a simple necktie knot (technically, a topsail halyard bend!) and often a bowline loop, a clove hitch and a few more you remember from some youth organisation or a hobby you once had.
The survey for the Scout Association found that just one in five children could tie a reef knot or repair a flat bicycle tyre, the Daily Express reported.
* 12 mm woven cotton cloth tape (Tape India) cut into one metre strips which the participants were instructed to tie in a standardised manner in which the tape was secured around the head of the manikin with a reef knot at the right corner of the mouth (anchor point) and the ends of the tape were then passed around the endotracheal tube which was secured with one reef knot, before being passed back around and secured with a second reef knot.
So, after heading of for three of intensive days of specialised training at The Lifeboat College in Poole, Caryl returned home knowing how to tie a reef knot, deal with a fire onboard ship and tend to casualties - often out in deep water.
The diagram here shows how to tie a Reef Knot. Practice this knot until you're good at it.