Use in hanging 
The anatomy of a noose is such as this:
- the open end is called a honda
- the knots are known as hangmans knots (depending on styles)
- the end that is plain is the hitch
In the US, a noose is sometimes left as a message in order to intimidate people. Its meaning is derived from its use in segregation era lynchings. It is illegal to display a noose in a threatening manner in some states such as New York and Connecticut.
See also 
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- And Then There Were None, detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie
- Capital punishment
- Hangman's knot
- List of knots
- Noose incidents evoke segregation-era fears, MSNBC. October 10, 2007.
- Coast Guard tries to deal with noose incidents, CNN. October 4, 2007.
- The Many Costs of Racism, pg. 2, Joe R. Feagin, Karyn D. McKinney, ISBN 0-7425-1118-9, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
- Haunted: the symbolism of the noose Temitope Oriola; Charles Adeyanju, African Identities, 1472-5851, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2009, Pages 89 – 103.
- Noose displays provoke new state penalties, Stateline.org. June 6, 2008.