Nothing vital has been damaged, but a major artery was nicked.
Whenever a piece is nicked, cracked, or broken she should report it at once.
Had the dainty Glory in all her life eaten from a nicked plate?
nicked the bloomin' lot 'e did—and me with not a farden to take 'ome to my brother and his missus.'
The third man threw three nicked surfaces, and took the pool.
Being bent and nicked, the precision of the apparatus was destroyed.
The sides of the stem are nicked or filed out like saw-teeth.
One of the cups was nicked, and I really like Sèvres much better than Dresden.
The leaves be long, and nicked in the edges like to the precedent.
Maquoit was a straggling hamlet at the head of a cove which nicked the coast-line.
"notch, groove, slit," late 15c., nyke, of unknown origin, possibly influenced by Middle French niche (see niche), or from it. Nick of time is first attested 1640s (nick of opportunity is 1610s), possibly from an old custom of recording time as it passed by making notches on a tally stick, though nick in the general sense of "critical moment" is older (1570s, Hanmer, who adds "as commonly we say") than the phrase.
1520s, "to make a notch in," from nick (n.). Sense of "to steal" is from 1869, probably from earlier slang sense of "to catch, take unawares, arrest" (1620s). The precise sense connection is unclear. Related: Nicked; nicking.
nickel bag (1990s+ Narcotics)