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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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After all fetishes and beads were strung, each necklace was tied together with a square knot, making sure it fit over the head of its designer.
Remove the needles, and tie the ends together with a square knot. Make sure to cinch the knot down close to the seam.
A sheet bend is more secure than a square knot, but a little more difficult to untie.
Pull each strand of sinew tight, remove the needles, tie a square knot, clip the ends, and push the knot into the seam between the pieces of leather.