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Nock appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Nock is sometimes a misspelling of knock or knocked.

Definition of the noun nock

What does nock mean as a name of something?


  1. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  2. The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.

Specialised definition of the noun nock

Glossary of sports / archery

the groove or notch at the rear of an arrow that holds it in place on the bowstring (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb nock

What does nock mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: nocked | nocking | nocks

  1. make small marks into the surface of
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of nock: mark / score
    • more generic word: notch = cut or make a notch into
    • more specific words:
      • scarify = scratch the surface of
      • scotch = make a small cut or score into
      • scribe = score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
      • line = mark with lines

Alternative definition of the verb nock


  1. [transitive] To fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.
  2. [transitive] To cut a nock in (usually in an arrow's base or the tips of a bow).


  1. Nock is a fictional character from the 2014 film The Imitation Game.
  2. Nock is a fictional character from the 1991 film Detonator Orgun.


Nock is a programming language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nock

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Google previewUnited States Congressional Serial Set (1895)

The nock is a bulb of extraordinary size, which gives the hunter all the grip ho could ask. Notch, shallow and angular. Foreshaft, of bone, let into the end of the shaft by a dowel cut on the end of the bone. A small wooden plus >8 inserted into ...

Google previewMedical Record (1903)

by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Nock is a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Syracuse in the class of 1883, and is a member of the Oneida County Medical Society and one of the visiting staff of the Rome Hospital. A Municipal Drink Cure Institution.

Google previewWorld's Best Jazz Club (2014)

The Story of Bennetts Lane by David James

" MIKE NOCK© Laki Sideris Nock is an outstanding composer. Three.

Google previewHomes of Family Names in Great Britain (1890)

by Henry Brougham Guppy

NOCK is an ancient Shropshire name. There was a Richard Noc in this county in the 13th century, and at the same time there was a \Villiam Noc in Oxfordshire ( H. R.). Noke is an Oxfordshire parish .... ..ONIONS is probably another form of ...

Google previewThe Future of Children: Fall 2005 (2008)

Marriage and Child Wellbeing by Sara S. McLanahan, Elisabeth Donahue, Ron Haskins

Nock is a professor of sociology and director of the Marriage Matters project at the University of Virginia. Federal ...

Google previewNorth American Bows, Arrows, and Quivers (2007)

An Illustrated History by Otis Tufton Mason

The nock is a bulb of extraordinary size, which gives the hunter all ...

Google previewPractice, Assess, Diagnose: 180 Days of Reading for Fourth Grade (2013)

by Margot Kinberg

At the very end of the shaft is the nock. The nock is a little plastic slot that is used to fit the arrow into the string of ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

A nock is a notch in an arrow into which the bowstring can fit. It is also the foremost upper corner of boomsails and of staysails cut with a square tack. knoll A knoll is either the rounded top of a mountain or hill, or a verb meaning to ring or toll a ...

Google previewBowhunter's Encyclopedia (1992)

by Dwight R. Schuh

NOCK An arrow nock seems little more than an ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

Nock, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the World (1992)

Hurtfully ; inju- Nocuously, nock'-u-us-le,) ' riously. NocerA, nd-tska-rd, A town of Central Italy, (anciently called Nuceria), and the see of a bishop, is situate in the Delegazione di Perugia, on a steep hill on the western ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

(Nock, 2010). Table 4 Functions of deliberate self harm Automatic negative reinforcement (intrapersonal) Automatic ...

Google previewGenealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1914)

Watson of Ear- nock, Bart. Watson of Henrietta Street, Bt. Knightage, etc. Watson of Ear- nock, Bart. Knightag-e, etc. Watson of Henrietta Street, E Watson, B. Knightage, etc.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2006)

by Stephanie Felgoise, Arthur M. Nezu, Christine M. Nezu, Mark A. Reinecke

Moreover, Nock and Kazdin consider factors that reflect the primary modes identified ...

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Small photo of Landscape at the Nock Alp Street in Carinthia, Austria, in July.Small photo of Cow in Carinthia at the Nock Alp, Austria, in July.Small photo of Cow in Carinthia at the Nock Alp, Austria, in July.Small photo of Old vintage doork nock. Wooden aged door with keyhole and shabby metal door handles in the form of ring.Small photo of Old bell tower of the church Maria Verkuendigung in the town of Spittal an der Drau, located on the southern slopes of the Gurktal Alps (Nock Mountains) in the federal state of Carinthia, Austria.Small photo of St. John's Church in the fall. Alpine village Obermillstatt, Gurktal Alps (Nock Mountains). State of Carinthia, Austria.Small photo of SPITTAL AN DER DRAU, AUSTRIA - OCTOBER 8, 2017. Beautiful old house in the town of Spittal an der Drau. Gurktal Alps (Nock Mountains), federal state of Carinthia, Austria. More...

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Nock Meaning

Video shows what nock means. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.. The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.. The upper ...

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Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture. (Albert J. Nock)
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Scrabble value of N1O1C3K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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