verb (used with object)
Origin of notch
Related Words for notchesrung, gash, cut, indent, incision, scratch, indenture, gap, nick, score, cleft, mill, mark, groove, rut, nock, rabbet, grade, step, degree
Examples from the Web for notches
Contemporary Examples of notches
As if working down a checklist, he notches short chapters about every institution within the greater floating institution.Geoff Dyer at Sea: Unmoored but on Target
Melissa Holbrook Pierson
May 21, 2014
If Johnson notches his support up to 10 percent, the question won't be if he alters the November outcome, but how.Don’t Forget Gary Johnson! How the Libertarian Could Shake Up 2012
May 6, 2012
That respect will fall more than a couple of notches with any downgrade.America's Debt Gets Scary
March 16, 2010
Historical Examples of notches
From the notches on his back the alligator is called a sawrian.The Devil's Dictionary
The edges of the gables rose, not in a slope, but in a succession of notches, like stairs.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Still, I must say, having you puts me a couple of notches ahead of her.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
These notches are for the string, which is to be put on early.
The notches for the string should be two-thirds the depth of the string.
Word Origin for notch
1590s, from notch (n.). Earlier verb (before misdivision) was Middle English ochen "to cut, slash" (c.1400). Related: Notched; notching.
see take down a notch.