nock definition

  • noun:
    • The groove at either end of a bow for keeping the bowstring.
    • The notch ultimately of an arrow that fits regarding the bowstring.
    • Either associated with two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
    • The notch powering an arrow that meets from the bowstring.
    • typical misspelling of knock.
    • A notch.
    • The upper fore part of a boom sail or of a trysail.
    • A notch; specifically, in archery, the notch on end of an arrow (or even the notched end it self), which rests regarding the sequence when shooting, or either associated with notches on the horns associated with bow where in actuality the string is fastened.
    • In sail-making, the foremost top part of boom-sails, and of staysails slashed with a square tack.
    • The fundament; the breech.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To put a nock in (a bow or arrow).
    • to match (an arrow) to a bowstring.
    • To notch; to match into string, as an arrow; to sequence, as a bow.
  • verb:
    • To fit an arrow from the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.
    • To reduce a nock in (usually in an arrow's base and/or guidelines of a bow).
    • make little markings in to the surface of
  • others:
    • To notch; make a notch in.
    • To place the notch of (the shaft or arrow) upon the string ready for shooting.

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