English dictionary definition of:



  • a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
  • any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
  • soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  • a tight cluster of people or things
  • a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  • something twisted and tight and swollen
  • a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged


  • tie or fasten into a knot
  • tangle or complicate
  • make into knots; make knots out of

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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Silent k words and learn about the word knot in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight.

Scrabble score for knot

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 19:47:40 on 01-07-19

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