Loop (?), n. [G. luppe an iron lump. Cf. Looping.] Iron Works

A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.

[Written also loup.]


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Loop, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. lub loop, noose, fold, thong, bend, lub to bend, incline.]


A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight.

That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop To hang a doubt on. Shak.


A small, narrow opening; a loophole.

And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence The eye of Reason may pry in upon us. Shak.


A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.

4. Telegraphy

A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.

5. Acoustics

The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also ventral segment.

Loop knot, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of Knot.


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Loop (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Looped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Looping.]

To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.


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