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Related / Similar Words: grayback, Calidris canutus, slub, burl, nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile, gnarl, ravel, tangle

 

Definition:
  • a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere;
  • any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object;
  • soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design;
  • a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon";
  • a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters;
  • 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";
  • a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot";
  • tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces";
  • tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story";
  • make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers";

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    Hyponyms: barrel knot, blood knot, bow, bowknot, carrick bend, clove hitch, figure eight, figure of eight, fisherman's bend, fisherman's knot, true lover's knot, truelove knot, Gordian knot, half hitch, hawser bend, hitch, loop knot, love knot, lover's knot, overhand knot, prolonge knot, sailor's breastplate, sheepshank, slipknot, square knot, stopper knot, surgeon's knot, Turk's head, macrame

     

    Part Meronyms: board, plank

     

    Member Meronyms: Calidris, genus Calidris

     

    Derivational Morphology: burl, gnarl, ravel, tangle, snarl, maze, run, ladder

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: knude   Finnish: solmu  
    German: Knoten   Italian: nodo  
    Japanese: 結び目   Polish: węzeł  
    Portuguese:   Russian: узел  
    Slovene: vozel   Swedish: knop  
     
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