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  • Knot (speed) — The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour. Its kn abbreviation is preferred by American and Canadian maritime authorities, [ [http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/chart1hr.htm Positions, Distances, Directions, Compass;… …   Wikipedia

  • knot´less — knot1 «not», noun, verb, knot|ted, knot|ting. –n. 1. a) a fastening made by tying or twining together pieces of one or more ropes, strings, or cords: »a square knot, a slipknot, a knot in a shoelace. b) …   Useful english dictionary

  • knot — knot1 [nät] n. [ME knotte < OE cnotta, akin to Du knot, Swed knut, Ger knoten < IE * gn eu t < base * gen , to press together > KNOB, KNEAD] 1. a lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and… …   English World dictionary

  • knot — [nɒt ǁ nɑːt] noun 1. tie the knot JOURNALISM if two companies tie the knot, they join and become one company; = MERGE: • Banks across the country tied the knot as a way to cut costs and boost earnings. 2. [countable] a measurement of the speed at …   Financial and business terms

  • Speed sailing — is the art of sailing a craft as fast as possible over a predetermined route, and having its overall or peak speed recorded and accredited by a regulatory body. The term usually refers to sailing on water, even though sailing on land and ice is… …   Wikipedia

  • Knot — (n[o^]t), n. [OE. knot, knotte, AS. cnotta; akin to D. knot, OHG. chnodo, chnoto, G. knoten, Icel. kn[=u]tr, Sw. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to L. nodus. Cf. {Knout}, {Knit}.] 1. (a) A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — ► NOUN 1) a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, etc. on itself and tightening it. 2) a tangled mass in hair, wool, etc. 3) a protuberance in a stem, branch, or root. 4) a hard mass in wood at the intersection of a trunk with a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Knot (unit) — For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation). The knot (pronounced not) is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (which is defined as 1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph.[1] The abbreviation kn is preferred by the… …   Wikipedia

  • knot — Synonyms and related words: Blackwall hitch, Chinese puzzle, Flemish knot, French shroud knot, German knot, Gordian knot, Matthew Walker knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, Windsor knot, accouple, accumulate, adhesive, affix, affixation, agglutinate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • knot — knot1 knotless, adj. knotlike, adj. /not/, n., v., knotted, knotting. n. 1. an interlacing, twining, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob or lump, for fastening, binding, or connecting two cords together or a cord… …   Universalium

  • knot — Ⅰ. knot1 (nŏt) n. 1. a) A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope. b) A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way. 2. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid. 3 …   Word Histories