granny knot


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gran·ny knot

a double knot consisting of two asymmetric half hitches, which tends to slip under tension.

gran·ny knot

(gran'ē not)
A double knot in which the free ends of the second loop are asymmetric and not in the same plane as the free ends of the first loop.

granny knot

A double knot in which the ends of the cord do not lie parallel, but alternate being over and under each other. This knot is not as secure as a square knot.
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See also: knot

granny knot

an insecure knot with the loose ends of the suture coming out from the loop one over and one under when they should be both under or both over.
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Granny knot. By permission from Slatter D, Textbookof Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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