stevedore's knot


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stevedore's knot

ste·ve·dore's knot

(stē′vĭ-dôrz′) also stevedore knot
n. Nautical
A knot tied in the end of a line to prevent it from unreeving.
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stevedore's knot

n
(Knots) a knot forming a lump in a line, used by stevedores to secure ropes passing through holes
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ste′vedore's knot`


n.
a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet.
[1860–65]
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