granny knot


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gran·ny knot

a double knot consisting of two asymmetric half hitches, which tends to slip under tension.
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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.
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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.
See: knot for illus.
See also: knot
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