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- S: (n) knot (a tight cluster of people or things) "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
- S: (n) knot (any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object)
- direct hyponym / full hyponym
- S: (n) barrel knot, blood knot (a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times)
- S: (n) bow, bowknot (a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces)
- S: (n) carrick bend (a knot used to connect the ends of two large ropes or hawsers)
- S: (n) clove hitch (a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar)
- S: (n) figure eight, figure of eight (a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose)
- S: (n) fisherman's bend (a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring)
- S: (n) fisherman's knot, true lover's knot, truelove knot (a knot for tying the ends of two lines together)
- S: (n) Gordian knot (an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia)
- S: (n) half hitch (a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double)
- S: (n) hawser bend (a knot uniting the ends of two lines)
- S: (n) hitch (a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot)
- S: (n) loop knot (any of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope)
- S: (n) love knot, lovers' knot, lover's knot, true lovers' knot, true lover's knot (a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love)
- S: (n) overhand knot (a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots))
- S: (n) prolonge knot, sailor's breastplate (a knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage)
- S: (n) sheepshank (a knot for shortening a line)
- S: (n) slipknot (a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made)
- S: (n) square knot (a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords)
- S: (n) stopper knot (a knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole)
- S: (n) surgeon's knot (any of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures)
- S: (n) Turk's head (an ornamental knot that resembles a small turban)
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- derivationally related form
- S: (n) knot (a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged) "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
- S: (n) knot ((of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour)
- S: (n) knot, gnarl (something twisted and tight and swollen) "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
- S: (n) slub, knot, burl (soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design)
- S: (n) knot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutus (a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere)
- S: (v) knot (make into knots; make knots out of) "She knotted her fingers"
- S: (v) knot (tie or fasten into a knot) "knot the shoelaces"
- S: (v) ravel, tangle, knot (tangle or complicate) "a ravelled story"