One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Fastened with or having a knot or knots.‘a knotted rope’
- 1.1 (of a carpet or other decorative item) made with knots.‘knotted carpets from Nepal’‘ponchos with specially knotted fringes’
- 1.1 (of a carpet or other decorative item) made with knots.
2(of a stem, branch, or root) knobbly, gnarled, or twisted.‘the knotted roots of a large oak tree’‘knotted wood beams’
3(of hair) tangled.‘he brushed through his knotted hair’
4(of a muscle) tense and hard.‘a neck rub can relieve knotted muscles’
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