a metal or plastic piece at the end of an arrow, having a notch for the bowstring.
a notch or groove at the end of an arrow into which the bowstring fits.
a notch or groove at each end of a bow, to hold the bowstring in place.
Nautical. (def 6a).
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a nock.
to adjust (the arrow) to the bowstring, in readiness to shoot.
a notch on an arrow that fits on the bowstring
either of the grooves at each end of a bow that hold the bowstring
to fit (an arrow) on a bowstring
to put a groove or notch in (a bow or arrow)
“notch on a bow,” late 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish nock “notch”), but cf. also Low German nokk, Dutch nok “tip of a sail.” Perhaps connected to nook.
“fit (an arrow) to a bowstring,” 1510s, from nock (n.). Related: Nocked; nocking.
- Nocking point
noun 1. a marked part of the bowstring where the arrow is placed
- No-claims bonus
noun 1. a reduction on an insurance premium, esp one covering a motor vehicle, if no claims have been made within a specified period Also called no-claim bonus
[noh-kohd] /ˈnoʊˌkoʊd/ noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a directive not to alert a hospital team to perform emergency resuscitation on a particular patient. Compare (def 9). 2. Medicine/Medical Slang. a patient to whom a no-code applies.
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