verb (used with object)
- notary public,
- notch baby,
- notch effect,
- notched collar,
Origin of notch
Examples from the Web for notches
As if working down a checklist, he notches short chapters about every institution within the greater floating institution.
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|Michael Ames|May 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That respect will fall more than a couple of notches with any downgrade.
The notches, formed by the removal of broad flakes, are usually finely retouched.
The notches were formed by the removal of deep broad flakes.
The arrows were already in their notches, the rushes were parted a little further, and the three shafts were loosed.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty
Holes are bored through the top of the runner to correspond with the holes and notches of the slats.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
By luck when the grater dulled his edges, he made them exactly fit the notches in the keyhole.The Cat in Grandfather's House|Carl Henry Grabo
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.