## KNOT

### Knot

The**knot**is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, approximately 1.151 mph. The ISO Standard symbol for the knot is

**kn**. The same symbol is preferred by the IEEE;

**kt**and

**NMPH**are also seen. The knot is a non-SI unit that is "accepted for use with the SI". Worldwide, the knot is used in meteorology, and in maritime and air navigation—for example, a vessel travelling at 1 knot along a meridian travels approximately one minute of geographic latitude in one hour.

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### KNOT

**KNOT**and FM translator

**K265CI**are commercial radio stations in Prescott, Arizona, simulcasting to the Flagstaff-Prescott, Arizona, area. In August 2011, the stations dropped classic country and switched to a 1960s oldies format. Bo Woods, who worked at Los Angeles oldies station KRTH, 2002-06, is the program director and morning disc jockey.

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### knot

#### Noun

- A looping of a piece of string or of any other long, flexible material that cannot be untangled without passing one or both ends of the material through its loops.
*Climbers must make sure that all***knots**are both secure and of types that will not weaken the rope.

- A tangled clump.
*The nurse was brushing***knots**from the protesting child's hair.

- A maze-like pattern.
- A non-self-intersecting closed curve in (e.g., three-dimensional) space that is an abstraction of a knot (in sense 1 above).
*A***knot**can be defined as a non-self-intersecting broken line whose endpoints coincide: when such a knot is constrained to lie in a plane, then it is simply a polygon.- ''A knot in its original sense can be modeled as a mathematical
**knot**(or link) as follows: if the knot is made with a single piece of rope, then abstract the shape of that rope and then extend the working end to merge it with the standing end, yielding a mathematical**knot**. If the knot is attached to a metal ring, then that metal ring can be modeled as a trivial**knot**and the pair of**knots**become a link. If more than one mathematical**knot**(or link) can be thus obtained, then the simplest one (avoiding detours) is probably the one which one would want.

- A difficult situation.
*I got into a***knot**when I inadvertently insulted a policeman.

- The whorl left in lumber by the base of a branch growing out of the tree's trunk.
*When preparing to tell stories at a campfire, I like to set aside a pile of pine logs with lots of***knots**, since they burn brighter and make dramatic pops and cracks.

- Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.
*Jeremy had a***knot**on his head where he had bumped it on the bedframe.

- A protuberant joint in a plant.
- Any knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
- The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
*the***knot**of the tale

- A node.
- A kind of epaulet; a shoulder knot.
- A group of people or things.
- A bond of union; a connection; a tie.

#### Noun (etymology 2)

- A unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour.
*Cedric claimed his old yacht could make 12***knots**.

- A nautical mile

#### Noun (etymology 3)

- One of a variety of shore birds; the red-breasted sandpiper (variously
*Calidris canutus*or ).

#### Verb

- To form into a knot; to tie with a knot or knots.
*We***knotted**the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.

- To form wrinkles in the forehead, as a sign of concentration, concern, surprise, etc.
*She***knotted**her brow in concentration while attempting to unravel the tangled strands.

- To unite closely; to knit together.
- To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.

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