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square knot

square knot

n.
A knot tied by passing two ends over and under each other and then repeating the procedure with an opposite twist, so that the ends lie parallel to the fixed parts. Also called reef knot.

square knot

n
(Knots) another name for reef knot

square′ knot`


n.
a knot in which the ends come out alongside the standing parts.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.square knot - a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cordssquare knot - a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
flat knot, reef knot - a square knot used in a reef line
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Caption: STRONGER: Crossing your laces right over left and then left over right creates a secure square knot.
I did, and reemerged the sort of guy who could tie a square knot with his eyes closed, knew that moss always grew on the north side of trees (or the south, depending on the hemisphere you're in), and found his way around at night just by peeking at Polaris.
Tie the cord to the lowest ring using a square knot.
With Roses and Thorns for example, you just have to repeat the square knot over and over again.
At this point you tightly tie a square knot with the two ends and the bottom of the quilled and clip off the excess sinew.
Another is to tie the ends in a square knot left over right, right over left.