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notch / ch/ • n. 1. an indentation or incision on an edge or surface: there was a notch in the end of the arrow for the bowstring. ∎  each of a series of holes for the tongue of a buckle: he tightened his belt an extra notch. ∎  a nick made on something in order to keep a score or record: he had a six-gun with four notches in it for guys he had killed. ∎  a point or degree in a scale: her opinion of Nicole dropped a few notches. 2. a deep, narrow mountain pass. • v. [tr.] 1. make notches in: [as adj.] (notched) notched bamboo sticks. ∎  secure or insert by means of notches: she notched her belt tighter. 2. score or achieve (something): she notched her second major championship. DERIVATIVES: notch·er n.

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notch sb. XVI. — AN. noche (XIV), of uncert. orig.
Also vb. XVI.

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notch (noch) n. (in anatomy) an indentation, especially one in a bone.

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notchblotch, botch, crotch, notch, outwatch, scotch, splotch, swatch, topnotch, watch •hopscotch • butterscotch •hotchpotch • wristwatch • skywatch •fobwatch • dogwatch • stopwatch

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