Definition of wall knot in US English:

wall knot

(also wale knot)


  • A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining strands to prevent unraveling or act as a stopper.

    • ‘Some have only a wale knot, the use whereof is to hold off the cable from the main capstan.’
    • ‘A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand.’