Definitions for: Notch

[n] a small cut
[n] a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
[n] the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
[n] a V-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch"
[v] notch a surface to record something
[v] cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"

Webster (1913) Definition: Notch, n. [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw. nocka. Cf.
Nick a notch.]
1. A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.

And on the stick ten equal notches makes. --Swift.

2. A narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close
pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.

Notch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Notched; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To cut or make notches in; to indent; also, to score by
notches; as, to notch a stick.

2. To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.

God is all sufferance; here he doth show No arrow
notched, only a stringless bow. --Herrick.

Synonyms: mountain pass, nick, pass, snick

See Also: chain, chain of mountains, col, Cumberland Gap, cut, cutting, defile, enter, gap, gorge, incise, incisura, incisure, indent, indentation, indentation, indenture, indenture, Khyber Pass, location, mark, mountain chain, mountain range, nock, put down, range, range of mountains, record, saddle, saddleback, score, serration, thumb index

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