Definitions for nocknɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a metal or plastic piece at the end of an arrow, having a notch for the bowstring.

    Category: Sport

  2. a notch or groove at the end of an arrow into which the bowstring fits.

    Category: Sport

  3. a notch or groove at each end of a bow, to hold the bowstring in place.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.t.)to furnish with a nock.

  5. to adjust (the arrow) to the bowstring.

    Category: Sport

Origin of nock:

1325–75; akin to D nok, LG nok(ke) tip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. score, nock, mark(verb)

    make small marks into the surface of

    "score the clay before firing it"


  1. nock(Noun)

    Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.

  2. nock(Noun)

    The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.

  3. nock(Verb)

    To fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.

  4. nock(Verb)

    To cut a nock in (usually in an arrow's base or the tips of a bow).

  5. Origin: "notch on a bow," late 14c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swed. nock "notch"), but cf. also Low Ger. nokk, Du. nok "tip of a sail." (source:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nock(noun)

    a notch

  2. Nock(noun)

    the upper fore corner of a boom sail or of a trysail

  3. Nock(verb)

    to notch; to fit to the string, as an arrow; to string, as a bow

Anagrams of nock

  1. conk


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