plural of notch

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1 a V-shaped cut usually on an edge or a surface
  • lifted up the fence rail and positioned it in the notch cut into the post

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2 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
  • try to get through the notch before the storm blows in

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3 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • sales for the album increased, and it moved up another notch on the music charts

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present tense third-person singular of notch

Synonyms of notches (Entry 2 of 2)

as in chases, grooves

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“Notches.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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