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[nok] /nɒk/

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
verb (transitive)
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.


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