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1. The groove at either end of a bow for holding the bowstring.
2. The notch in the end of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
tr.v. nocked, nock·ing, nocks
1. To put a nock in (a bow or arrow).
2. To fit (an arrow) to a bowstring.
[Middle English nokke.]
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1. (Archery) a notch on an arrow that fits on the bowstring
2. (Archery) either of the grooves at each end of a bow that hold the bowstring
3. (Archery) to fit (an arrow) on a bowstring
4. (Archery) to put a groove or notch in (a bow or arrow)
[C14: related to Swedish nock tip]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a metal or plastic piece at the end of an arrow, having a notch for the bowstring.
2. a notch or groove at the end of an arrow into which the bowstring fits.
3. a notch or groove at each end of a bow, to hold the bowstring in place.v.t.
4. to furnish with a nock.
5. to adjust (the arrow) to the bowstring.
[1325–75; akin to Dutch nok, Low German nok(ke) tip]
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Past participle: nocked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Verb||1.||nock - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"|
scarify - scratch the surface of; "scarify seeds"
scotch - make a small cut or score into
scribe - score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
notch - cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
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