Synonyms of 'Knots'
barrell knotbenda knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object Blackwall hitcha knot for hooking tackle to the end of a rope, holding fast when pulled but otherwise loose bow or bowknota decorative interlacing of ribbon or other fabrics, usually having two loops and two loose ends bowlinea knot used for securing a loop that will not slip at the end of a piece of rope bowstring knotcarrick benda knot used for joining two ropes or cables together cat's pawclinch knotclove hitcha knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope diamond knotEnglishman's tiea type of knot for tying together heavy ropes figure of eighta knot in the shape of a figure 8 made to prevent the unreeving of a rope fisherman's benda knot used to fasten a rope to an anchor, ring, or spar fisherman's or truelover's knotgirth hitchgranny knota reef knot with the ends crossed the wrong way, making it liable to slip or jam half hitcha knot made by passing the end of a rope around the rope and then through the loop thus made hangman's knotharness hitcha knot forming a loop with no free ends hawser benda knot for tying two ropes together half-hitcha knot made by passing the end of a piece of rope around itself and through the loop thus made hitcha knot for fastening a rope to posts, other ropes, etc, that can be undone by pulling against the direction of the strain that holds it loop knota knot that leaves a loop extending from it love knota stylized bow, usually of ribbon, symbolizing the bond between two lovers magnus hitcha knot similar to a clove hitch but having one more turn Matthew Walkera knot made at the end of a rope by unlaying the strands and passing them up through the loops formed in the next two strands monkey fistoverhand knot or thumb knota knot formed by making a loop in a piece of cord and drawing one end through it prusik knotreef knot, flat knot, or square knota knot consisting of two overhand knots turned opposite ways rolling hitcha knot used for fastening one rope to another or to a spar, being easily released but jamming when the rope is pulled running bowlinea type of slipknot formed by running the standing line through the loop formed in a regular bowline running knotsailor's knotsheepshanka knot consisting of two hitches at the ends of a bight made in a rope to shorten it temporarily sheet bend, becket bend, weaver's hitch, or mesh knota knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes shroud knotslipknota nooselike knot tied so that it will slip along the rope round which it is made slippery hitchstevedore's knota knot forming a lump in a line, used by stevedores to secure ropes passing through holes surgeon's knota knot used by surgeons in tying ligatures, etc swab hitchtimber hitcha knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc, for haulage truelove knota complicated bowknot that is hard to untie, symbolizing ties of love Turk's-headan ornamental turban-like knot made by weaving small cord around a larger rope wale knotwall knota knot forming a knob at the end of a rope, made by unwinding the strands and weaving them together water knotWindsor knota wide triangular knot, produced by making extra turns in tying a tie ▷ See knot
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Word List of Knots from the Collins English Word Lists