Knot

The term knot is applied on shipboard to a division of the log-line which is the same fraction of a mile as half a minute is of an hour, that is, it is the hundred and twentieth part of a nautical mile; hence, the number of knots run off the reel in half a minute showed the vessel's speed per hour in miles, so that when a ship goes 8 miles an hour,
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Knot

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Knot

[papermaking] Knots are unwanted, large, dark aggregates of wood fibres when making chemical pulp. Knots are incompletely cooked wood chips coming out of the digester. Their origin is often dense parts of branches, such as compression wood or timber knots – hence the name. Knots can also stem from large/oversized wood chips due to insuffi
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knot

A localized abnormal swelling; a gall.
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Knot

The unit of speed used in navigation. It is equal to one nautical mile (6076.115 feet or 1852 meters) per hour.
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Knot

Measurement of nautical miles per hour (but nobody says that or knots per hour!).
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knot

[n] - a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged 2. [n] - something twisted and tight and swollen 3. [n] - a tight cluster of people or things 4. [n] - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object 5. [n] - sandpiper t
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Knot

A nautical term for speed: one nautical mile per hour. Also a term indicating a method of tying a line.
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Knot

A speed of 1 nautical mile per hour.ttle='Velocity';xiunt='ms-1';yiunt='knot';mconv=0.5144444;cconv=0.0; See also: Nautical Mile, SI Units, Velocity.
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knot

Intertwinement of parts of one or more ropes, cords, or strings, to bind them together or to other objects. It is constructed so that the strain on the knot will draw it tighter. Bends or hitches...
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Knot

A nautical unit of speed being equal to one nautical mile (6,080ft) per hour. To convert knots to miles per hour multiply by 1·15.
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Knot

In lumber, the portion of a branch or limb of a tree that appears on the edge or face of the piece.
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Knot

a knot is formed when a branch becomes embedded in the trunk. While they can increase the resistance of timber to splitting, they can seriously effect the bending strength of joists, floorboards etc. See wood.
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Knot

One nautical mile per hour/1.85 kph/1.15 mph.
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Knot

Knot noun [ Middle English knot , knotte , Anglo-Saxon cnotta ; akin to Dutch knot , Old High German chnodo , chnoto , German knoten , Icelandic kn...tr , Swedish knut , Danish knude , and perhaps to Latin nodus . Confer
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Knot

Knot transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Knotted ; present participle & verbal noun Knotting .] 1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. ' Knotted curls.'
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Knot

Knot intransitive verb 1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. « Cut hay when it begins to knot Mortimer. 2. To knit knots for fringe or trimming. 3. To copulate; -- said of toads. [ R.] Shak.
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knot

1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. 'Cut hay when it begins to knot.' (Mortimer) ... 2. To knit knots for fringe or trimming. ... 3. To copulate; said of toads. ... 1. A fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc, by any one of various ways of tying or entangling. A lum
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knot

greyback 2 grayback 2 Calidris canutus noun a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
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knot

noun any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
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knot

noun a tight cluster of people or things; `a small knot of women listened to his sermon`
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knot

verb tie or fasten into a knot; `knot the shoelaces`
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knot

verb make into knots; make knots out of; `She knotted der fingers`
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knot

(not) an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance. surgeon's knot , surgical knot a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop and once through...
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Knot

• (n.) The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter. • (v. t.) To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. • (v. t.) To entangle or perplex; to puzzle. • (n.) A sandpiper (Tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It i
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