see also: Nock
Pronunciation Noun

nock (plural nocks)

  1. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  2. (archery) The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
    • He took his arrow by the nock.
  3. (nautical) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or trysail.
Translations Verb

nock (nocks, present participle nocking; past and past participle nocked)

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

nock (plural nocks)

  1. Misspelling of knock

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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