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square knot

a double knot consisting of two symmetric half hitches, which tends to tighten under tension.
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square knot

(skwār not)
A double knot in which the free ends of the second loop are symmetric and in the same plane as the free ends of the first loop.
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square knot

A double knot in which the ends of the second knot are in the same place as the ends of the first knot.
See: knot for illus.; square knot
See also: knot
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When a kusti breaks, a Zoroastrian can no longer wear it, because, except For the two reef knots made while wearing it, the kusti cannot have any more knots, nor can it be stitched in any part of its length.
In the 21st century you need to log on to discover how to make papier mch, tie a reef knot, name a butterfly or read a map because the chances are none of the adults around will be able to do so.
``As we have seen, hundreds of years of trial and error have led to the strongest way of lacing our shoes, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the way in which most of us tie our shoelaces - with a granny knot.'' Granny knots, whether a double knot or not, are far inferior to reef knots for securing laces, he says.
After an uncomfortable silence, I confessed: "Two earthworms in a reef knot probably isn't off-the-wall enough."
3 Secure the bandage by tying two ends over the gauze pad using a reef knot (hold one end in each hand, cross left end over right and under; now cross end in right hand over the left and under.
"Hell no," shouted the visitor, staring intently at the earth at his feet, "looks like a reef knot."
Students learned the difference between a bow line and reef knot with the help of a record-breaking yachtswoman.
I could tie a handy reef knot when I was a Lifeboy.
Did they ask how many girls could tie a reef knot or start a fire using sawdust and a bent twig?
As the Reef Knot is the only one I've ever heard of in the chapter on how to tie the things, I give it a go.
Achieving it on the Xbox can put your fingers in a reef knot, but start practising now, since the improved version allows you to shift Sam's weight and get him to jump to a higher ledge.
Prof Polster believes that shoe wearers traditionally use a granny knot when they should be using the subtly different but much stronger reef knot long known to sailors and scouts.