verb (used with object)
Origin of notch
Related Words for notchingrung, gash, cut, indent, incision, scratch, indenture, gap, nick, score, cleft, mill, mark, groove, rut, nock, rabbet, grade, step, degree
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Contemporary Examples of notching
If they do, then Magna Carta Holy Grail has already gone platinum, notching the most first week sales of 2013.Jay-Z Announces New Album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ for July 4
June 17, 2013
It took in $122.8 billion and spent $326 billion, notching a $203.5 billion deficit.The Sequester Is Proof that Washington Thinks We Are All Idiots
March 14, 2013
Historical Examples of notching
They put up eight-log walls for the main camp, notching the ends.King Spruce, A Novel
This was seven in the morning, and they marked the spot by notching the trees.Natural History in Anecdote
By notching his knife into a saw, he cut his gun barrel into pieces.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)
Fortunately the beams had been joined by notching the ends of the crosspieces.Stand by for Mars!
It is also easy to cut one's fingers in notching the arrows.Miscellanea
Juliana Horatia Ewing
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.