What is notch?

  • (noun): A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface.
    Example: "There were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "notch":

  • (noun): The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks.
    Synonyms: pass, mountain pass
  • (noun): A V-shaped indentation.
    Example: "Mandibular notch"
  • (verb): Notch a surface to record something.
  • (verb): Cut or make a notch into.
    Example: "Notch the rope"

Famous quotes containing the word notch:

    In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well- spent life.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)