Notch (?), n. [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw. nocka. Cf. Nick a notch.]

1.

A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.

And on the stick ten equal notches makes. Swift.

2.

A narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.

 

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Notch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Notched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Notching.]

1.

To cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.

2.

To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.

God is all sufferance; here he doth show No arrow notched, only a stringless bow. Herrick.

 

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