- Rhymes: -ɒtʃ
notch (plural notches)
- A V-shaped cut.
- Such a cut, used for keeping a record
The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.
- An indentation.
- A mountain pass; a defile
- (informal) A level or degree.
This car is a notch better than the other.
Can you speak a notch louder, please?
- 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk, 20 June:
- A better team might also have done more to expose Uruguay’s occasionally brittle defence, but England’s speed of thought and movement in their attacking positions was a good notch or two down from the Italy game.
such a cut, used for keeping a record
level or degree
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- (transitive) To cut a notch in (something).
- (transitive) To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.
The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.
- (transitive) To join by means of notches.
- (transitive) To achieve (something).
The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.
2010 October 21, “Panthers' football team”, in Portland Leader[www.portlandleader.net/articles/2010/10/21/sports/17734115.txt]:
- Jenkins booted a pair of field goals, Hopkins and George Nwokoji each notched a touchdown.
to cut a notch
to record by notches