It has been suggested that this article be merged with Hangman's knot. (Discuss) Proposed since June 2013.
For the film, see Noose (film).
A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot slides to make the loop collapsible. Knots used for making nooses include the running bowline, the tarbuck knot, and the slip knot.
Use in hanging:
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The knot most closely associated with execution is the hangman's knot, which is also known as the "hangman's noose".
The anatomy of a noose is such as this:
the open end is called a honda,
the knots are known as hangmans knots (depending on styles),
the end that is plain is the hitch,
In the US, a noose is sometimes left as a message in order to intimidate people. Its meaning is derived from its use in segregation era lynchings. It is illegal to display a noose in a threatening manner in some states such as New York and Connecticut.
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