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knot

noun [C]
 
 
/nɒt/
MEASURES a measure of the speed of ships, aircraft, or movements of water and air. One knot is approximately 1.85 kilometres per hour: The flight takes an hour, flying at 140 knots.
tie the knot if two or more companies tie the knot, they join to become one company: The two airline companies finally agreed to tie the knot after last-minute haggling over ownership.
Translations of “knot”
in Korean 매듭…
in Arabic عُقْدة…
in French noeud, groupe…
in Turkish düğüm, deniz mili, uçak…
in Italian nodo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繫結物, (繩等的)結…
in Russian узел, узел (количество морских миль в час)…
in Polish węzeł, supeł…
in Spanish nudo, grupo, corrillo…
in Portuguese nó…
in German der Knoten, der Astknorren, der Haufen…
in Catalan nus…
in Japanese 結び目…
in Chinese (Simplified) 系结物, (绳等的)结…
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