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square knot

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

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.

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

square knot

a secure knot made by a single throw of one of the two ends over the other, then a return and another single throw with both ends coming out on the same side of the loop, either both over or both under it. Called also reef knot.
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Square knot. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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Place one of the long dowels (drilled end at the top) along the inside of the seam; thread a tie through the hole and out through each side panel, and tie pole to panels with a square knot.
William Butler, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Faculty Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hospital, Founder Square Knot, Inc.
Lower Right: An overhand knot keeps the thong from pulling through the hoof (top) while thongs from two hoofs were tied together in a square knot on the back of the foundation strap.
Variations: thread a length of elastic through the pocket, securing with a square knot, so that the bag is always automatically closed.
Tie the two ends of the cord together in a square knot, or attach a jump ring and adjust it to the proper length.
A "surgeon's" knot, shown in Figure one, is a bit different from a square knot.