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Meaning of CUCKOLD'S KNOT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cuck"old's knot`\ (k?k"?ldz n?t`). (Naut.)
A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the
two parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; --
called also {cuckold's neck}. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

 

 

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