nock

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See also: Nock

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɒk/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English nokke, attested since the 14th century, probably from a Scandinavian/North Germanic language (compare Swedish nock (notch), but compare Dutch nok, from Middle Dutch nocke (tip, point). Both could be related to nook (corner, recess).[1]

Noun[edit]

nock (plural nocks)

  1. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  2. (archery) The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
  3. (nautical) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or trysail.
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Verb[edit]

nock (third-person singular simple present nocks, present participle nocking, simple past and past participle nocked)

  1. (transitive) To fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow. (See also notch (verb).)
  2. (transitive) To cut a nock in (usually in an arrow's base or the tips of a bow).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nock (plural nocks)

  1. Misspelling of knock.

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