Definitions for overhand knot
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)a simple knot of various uses that slips easily.
Ref: Also called single knot.
Origin of overhand knot:
a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)
A particular, very simple knot, used e.g. to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling, and as part of other knots.
The overhand knot is one of the most fundamental knots and forms the basis of many others including the simple noose, overhand loop, angler's loop, reef knot, fisherman's knot and water knot. The overhand knot is very secure, to the point of jamming badly. It should be used if the knot is intended to be permanent. It is often used to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling.
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