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English definition of “knot”

knot

noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)    /nɒt/ US  /nɑːt/ specialized
a measure of the speed of ships, aircraft, or movements of water and air. One knot is one nautical mile per hour: a top speed of about 20 knotsSailing and boatingMeasurements of speed
(Definition of knot noun (MEASUREMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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