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nock

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noun \ˈnäk\

Definition of nock

  1. 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. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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nock

verb

Definition of nock

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a nock in (a bow or arrow)

  3. 2 :  to fit (an arrow) against the bowstring

14th Century

First Known Use of nock

14th century


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