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Noun: noose  noos
  1. A loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
    - running noose, slip noose
  2. A noose used as trap for birds or small mammals
    - snare, gin
  3. A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    - hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp [rare], hempen necktie
Verb: noose  noos
  1. Make a noose in or of
  2. Secure with a noose

Derived forms: noosed, nooses, noosing

Type of: fasten, fix, intertwine, loop, rope, secure, trap

Part of: gallous [archaic], gallows, gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, lariat, lasso, reata, riata

Encyclopedia: Noose