Notch vs Nock - What's the difference?

notch | nock |


As nouns the difference between notch and nock

is that notch is a v-shaped cut while nock is either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.

As verbs the difference between notch and nock

is that notch is to cut a notch in (something) while nock is to fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.

notch

English

Noun

(es)
  • A V-shaped cut.
  • Such a cut, used for keeping a record
  • ''The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.
  • An indentation.
  • A mountain pass; a defile
  • (informal) A level or degree.
  • ''This car is a notch better than the other.
  • * 2014 , Daniel Taylor, " World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk , 20 June:
  • A better team might also have done more to expose Uruguay’s occasionally brittle defence, but England’s speed of thought and movement in their attacking positions was a good notch or two down from the Italy game.

    Derived terms

    * notch on one's bedpost, notch on the bedpost * notchback * notchboard * top notch

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cut a notch in (something).
  • To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.
  • The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.
  • To join by means of notches.
  • To achieve (something).
  • The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.
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  • Derived terms

    * notcher * notchy

    nock

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  • The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
  • * Chapman
  • He took his arrow by the nock .
  • (nautical) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or trysail.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.
  • To cut a nock in (usually in an arrow's base or the tips of a bow).
  • Anagrams

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