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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References in periodicals archive ?
| Rally cars mingled with reef knots when hundreds of Cubs gathered at Ian Ramsey in June 1984, above.
He said whoever tied Christine's wrists with tights and gagged her with a knotted bra in her mouth used reef knots. But a ligature made from tights and used on Helen's neck was tied in a common granny knot.
Upon the words "Khshnaothra Ahurahe Mazdao" (May it please Ahura Mazda), the priest encircles the kusti twice around the child's waist, makes two reef knots and proceeds to complete the remaining portion of the Kusti Bastan.
"I remember we'd have to do reef knots and we'd have our nails inspected every week as well as the knot in the back of our tie.
The wellworn story of children revelling in the great outdoors of the Lake District has inspired legions to attempt reef knots and mess about on the river, but Neil says it didn't speak to him much about his own life when he first picked up the book.
Some, such as slip and reef knots, are still familiar and in common use.
Nervous that I would be expected to know my reef knots from my half-hitches, it was a relief to discover that skipper Neil Crowder was relaxed and very accommodating.
"Even now, my jewellery box contains jewelled anchors and ships wheels which I always wore with my chairman's pin; but when nautical fashion was at its height I really took it to heart and had shoes with gold anchors on, jumpers with reef knots, blazers and striped T-shirts.
But do not,as I used to,conjure up visions of tent pegs, reef knots and hearty renditions of Ging Gang Gooley at such gatherings.Tonight's meeting consists of a visit to the cinema to see School of Rock.
Granny knots, whether a double knot or not, are far inferior to reef knots for securing laces, he says.
Pictured are Keiron Manning of the 6th Norton and Maurice Hepworth of the 1st Eaglescliffe trying out the 1st Hartburn Sea Scouts' GP 14 class dinghy in July, 1984 Rally cars |mingled with reef knots when hundreds of cubs gathered for their annual fun day in Cleveland.