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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loop knot that neither slips nor jams.

Usage examples (39)
  • The bowline is great but only if you need a loop that won't slip.
  • Just that fast, with one hand, there was a friggin 'bowline in the middle of it.
  • It was not that rare of a knot, but the bowline was the common preference.
  • 'Do you know whether Mr Oliver would know that a bowline was a safe knot to use?' for more
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