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nock

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 and Etymology of nock

Middle English nocke notched tip on the end of a bow; akin to Middle Dutch nocke summit


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nock

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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