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Alternative clues for the word notch

Part of a spool

Tally mark


Lumberjack's first cut

Unit on a belt


Gunslinger's mark

Mark of a successful gunfighter

V-shaped cut

Belt mark

A V-shaped indentation

The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

A small cut

Chalk up




Word definitions for notch in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES notch up a win (= achieve a win ) ▪ Escude has now notched up three consecutive wins over him. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE top ▪ It went so well that the consultancy is now planning to hold more top notch...

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

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A V-shaped cut. 2 Such a cut, used for keeping a record 3 An indentation. 4 A mountain pass; a defile 5 (context informal English) A level or degree. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cut a notch in (something). 2 (context transitive English) To...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, probably a misdivision of an otch (see N for other examples), from Middle French oche "notch," from Old French ochier "to notch," of unknown origin. Said to be unconnected to nock .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a V-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch" the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow" [syn: pass , mountain pass ] a V-shaped or U-shaped...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Notch may refer to: A V-shaped indentation or slit The nock of an arrow Notch, the pseudonym of Swedish game designer Markus Alexej Persson , creator of the video game Minecraft Notch (musician) , a hip hop, R&B, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton artist NOTCH...

Usage examples of notch.

Where Anele pointed, in a notch between slick stones at the lapping edge of the water, lay a roughly triangular patch of fine sand.

Moving slower now, afraid of traps Beane might have set, we crept over the last steepest portion of the notched ridge shoulder and stepped out on a broad-bellied plateau.

Even after they had left the docks and Captain Haven had belatedly decided that he wanted a familiar man as second, and Brashen could move down yet another notch, he had gritted his teeth and obeyed his captain.

The rocket warheads burst apart thirty meters up, showering their rain of hundreds of grenade-sized bomblets to bounce and explode and fill the air with a rain of notched steel wire.

The Kid wanted to draw attention to himself, perhaps to add to his self-importance if he got the chance to talk to Ned Buntline, to put another notch on his guns.

So they can clap innocent citizens into chokey and notch up another conviction on their collective braces!

The wheel of time, that great samay charka, which stopped for no man, deva, or Asura, revolved another fraction of a fraction of a notch of a turn.

Two old natives were flanking it, so doddery that they could barely notch an arrow to their bows.

Here, the forested foothills of the coast gave way to slab-sided ravines, notched with the gashed seams of past rockfalls and spindled thickets of fir.

Easing down the speed, notch by notch, he ran them through a series of the intricate meteor-blade forms of the Gle Kiang-ten.

U-shaped notches in the gunnel for holding an oar in place, and five oars, since I had lost one trying to push Richard Parker away.

A Celt named Hool bragged that his second arrow at the Roman soldiers was notched and drawn before the first had even hit home.

Keying her auditory enhancers up a notch, Jin fell into her usual leftguard position in the loose diamond formation around Layn and crossed with the others under the trees at the edge of the clearing.

The little moonlet was rising over the notch, a swiftly moving fleck of light.

Immediately without the two warriors stood upon the verandah awaiting their victim, and as Virginia passed through the doorway she was seized roughly from either side, a heavy hand was clapped over her mouth, and before she could make even an effort to rebel she had been dragged to the end of the verandah, down the notched log to the ground and a moment later found herself in a war prahu which was immediately pushed into the stream.