Definition of wale knot in English:

wale knot

(also wall knot)

noun

  • A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining the strands.

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