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.
A V-shaped cut.
Such a cut, used for keeping a record
A mountain pass; a defile
(informal) A level or degree.
- ''The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.
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- ''This car is a notch better than the other.
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.
* notch on one's bedpost, notch on the bedpost
* top notch
To cut a notch in (something).
To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.
To join by means of notches.
To achieve (something).
- The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.
- The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.
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.
(nautical) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or trysail.
- He took his arrow by the nock .
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).