Granny-knot meaning

A knot resembling a square knot but with the second tie crossed incorrectly.
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A knot like a square knot but with the ends crossed the wrong way: it will slip under strain.
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A knot similar to the reef knot but crossed the opposite way.
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Origin of granny-knot

  • So called in contempt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition