notching definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of notch.
  • noun:
    • The work of making notches; the act of cutting into small hollows.
    • The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.
    • an approach of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching them, as in the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched portions.
    • an approach of excavating, like in a bank, by a number of cuttings alongside. See also Gulleting.
    • A notch or a number of notches.
    • In manufacturing, identical to gulleting.
    • In woodworking, an easy way of joining timbers in a frame, either by dovetails or by square joints or lap-joints. Calking, halving, and scarfing are kinds of it.

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