A stevedore knot is a rope knot based on the " eight " knot, which, like the "eight", can be tied with one hand  . The origin of the node name is associated with the applied manual on the work with the nodes of the American cable company Stevedore Roops  .
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The knot is a stopper for the cables passing through the pulleys of the blocks. The node is designed to thicken the cable.
Many of its variants are used in fishing: double stevedore, reinforced stevedore, etc. 
- Stevedore node (knot theory)
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