notch


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notch \Notch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Notched (n[o^]cht); p. pr.
   & vb. n. Notching.]
   1. To cut or make notches in; to indent; also, to score by
      notches; as, to notch a stick.
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   2. To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
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            God is all sufferance; here he doth show
            No arrow notched, only a stringless bow. --Herrick.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notch \Notch\ (n[o^]ch), n. [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw.
   nocka. Cf. Nick a notch.]
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   1. A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.
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            And on the stick ten equal notches makes. --Swift.
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   2. A narrow passage between two elevations; a deep, close
      pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
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