Definition of true-love knot in English:

true-love knot

(also true-lover's knot)


  • A kind of knot with interlacing bows on each side, symbolizing the bonds of love.

    • ‘He got out his ` chaps’ and silver spurs to show them to Jake and me, and his best cowboy boots, with tops stitched in bold design - roses, and true-lover's knots, and undraped female figures.’
    • ‘Instead of ‘favours’, the ribbons were sometimes called true-love knots which was a very ancient term.’
    • ‘And there they twined, in a true-love knot, The red, red rose and the briar.’