AskDefine | Define nock

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nock v : make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it" [syn: score, mark]

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  1. misspelling of knock
  2. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  3. The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.


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

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