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Definition of "noose" []

  • A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled. Also called running noose. (noun)
  • A snare or trap. (noun)
  • To capture or hold by or as if by a noose. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a noose of or in. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "noose" in a sentence
  • "For republicans hanging a noose is a prank and suggesting shooting the first real contender black president is benign ..."
  • "No sirree bob, a noose is a racially charged reminder of a small period in history, characterised by a stereotypical image ... even when it isn't actually a noose."
  • "They also show us what they describe as a noose, where they say the Arabs hanged hundreds of prisoners."