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 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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  1. 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.
  2. A tangled clump.
    The nurse was brushing knots from the protesting child's hair.
  3. A maze-like pattern.
  4. 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.
  5. A difficult situation.
    I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted a policeman.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A protuberant joint in a plant.
  9. Any knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
  10. The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
    the knot of the tale
  11. A node.
  12. A kind of epaulet; a shoulder knot.
  13. A group of people or things.
  14. A bond of union; a connection; a tie.

Noun (etymology 2)

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

Noun (etymology 3)

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


  1. To form into a knot; to tie with a knot or knots.
    We knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.
  2. 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.
  3. To unite closely; to knit together.
  4. To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.

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