noose

Definitions of noose
  1. noun
    a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
    synonyms: running noose, slip noose
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    clench, clinch
    a small slip noose made with seizing
    double clinch
    a clinch with two loops
    inside clinch
    a clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
    outside clinch
    a clinch with the end of the line outside the loop
    type of:
    loop
    anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  2. noun
    a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
    synonyms: gin, snare
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    type of:
    trap
    a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  3. verb
    make a noose in or of
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    type of:
    intertwine, loop
    make a loop in
  4. verb
    secure with a noose
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    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
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