the last possible moment; a critical moment
I caught the ball in the nick of time.
1565; fr. nick ‘notch’
/ˈnɪkˌpɔɪnt/ noun 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of knickpoint
[nik-ee] /ˈnɪk i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . 2. a male given name, form of .
- Nicky nicky nine doors
/ˈnɪkɪ/ noun 1. (Canadian, informal) the practice of knocking on a door or ringing a doorbell and running away before it is answered
/ˈnɪkɪˈtæm/ noun 1. (Scot) a strap or string secured round a trouser leg below the knee, formerly worn esp by farm workers to keep the trouser bottoms clear of dirt n. also nicky tam, “garter worn over trousers,” 1911, from Scottish, from shortened form of knickers + Scottish & northern English dialect taum, from Old […]