stopper knot

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Noun1.stopper knot - a knot that prevents a rope from passing through a holestopper knot - a knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
Matthew Walker, Matthew Walker knot - a kind of stopper knot
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This here is the Ashley's stopper knot. It's a knot for all occasions but mainly for boating.
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.
Experts said he had probably used a bowline knot rather than a figure of eight, which was more likely to slip unless a stopper knot was tied, the inquest heard.