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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from Proven├žal nous 'knot', from Latin nodus; NODE

noose

noun
     
noose
noose
[countable]DT a ring formed by the end of a piece of rope, which closes more tightly as it is pulled, used especially for killing someone by hanging them
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