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Definition of Notch

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groove; cut; make a notch in; score a point
groove; V-shaped cut; level, degree (Informal); pass between two hills or mountains
Notch Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
  
(v. t.)
To cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.
  
(n.)
A narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
  
(n.)
A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.
  
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notch
\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.
2. a narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
notch
\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.
notch
n
1. a v-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch"
2. 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]


3. a v-shaped or u-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
4. a small cut [syn: nick, snick]
v 1: cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope" 2: notch a surface to record something



  similar words(1) 



 cinder notch 
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Excellent.
Origin
American origin - following on from the British 'topping', and preceding the US 'the tops'. All meaning the same thing.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
scor m., eag, eang
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Amfylchu = v. to notch again
Crifellu = v. to notch, to grave
Crip = n. a scratch; a notch
Gwlf = n. a channel, notch
Gwlw = n. a channel, notch
Hac = n. cut, notch, hack
Hecyn = n. a small notch
Rhic = n. a notch; to groove
Rhicio = v. to notch; to groove
Rhig = n. a notch, a groove; the pillory
Rhign = n. a notch, a groove
Rhigo = v. to notch, to groove
Rhint = n. a notch, a groove
Ysgrif = n. a notch; a writing
Ysgrifo = v. to notch; to write
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a V-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch"
(hypernym) indentation, indenture
(hyponym) incisure, incisura
2. 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"
(synonym) pass, mountain pass
(hypernym) location
(hyponym) Brenner Pass
(part-holonym) range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains
3. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
(hypernym) indentation, indenture
(hyponym) serration
4. a small cut
(synonym) nick, snick
(hypernym) cut, cutting

Verb
1. cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
(hypernym) incise
(hyponym) score, nock, mark
(derivation) nick, snick
2. notch a surface to record something
(hypernym) record, enter, put down
(derivation) nick, snick
Notch Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A void or opening or any place where barge head logs do not meet, where they are not even with each other, or where no other barge is faced to a barge. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Notch Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
In a relatively wide band of frequencies, not necessarily of uniform amplitude, a narrow band of frequencies having relatively low amplitudes.
Notch Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Notch may refer to:
  • A V-shaped indentation or slit
  • The nock of an arrow
  • Notch, the pseudonym of Swedish game designer Markus Persson, creator of the video game Minecraft
  • Notch (musician), a hip hop, R&B, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton artist
  • NOTCH (magazine), an Indian entertainment and lifestyle magazine
  • Notch signaling pathway, a cell signaling system present in most multicellular organisms
  • Notch proteins, a family of transmembrane proteins
  • Top Notch (disambiguation)
  • Notch filter, a band-stop filter with a narrow stopband
  • Notch test, also known as Charpy impact test
  • Notch, a male lion featured in the BBC series Big Cat Diary
  • A type of col

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Notch Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Range and Series label of Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky, Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The opening in a dam or spillway for the passage of water.
Notch Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
A recess on the edge of a piece of film which automatically triggers a mechanism effecting some modification of the duplication process, commonly a change of exposure light intensity. (Film Editing)