nock


1nock

noun \ˈnäk\

Definition of NOCK

1
:  one of the notches cut in either of two tips of horn fastened on the ends of a bow or in the bow itself for holding the string
2
a :  the part of an arrow having a notch for the bowstring
b :  the notch itself

Origin of NOCK

Middle English nocke notched tip on the end of a bow; akin to Middle Dutch nocke summit
First Known Use: 14th century

2nock

verb

Definition of NOCK

transitive verb
1
:  to make a nock in (a bow or arrow)
2
:  to fit (an arrow) against the bowstring

First Known Use of NOCK

14th century

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