"notch" in the noun sense
a V-shaped indentation
2. pass, mountain pass, notch
the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
"we got through the pass before it started to snow"
a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
"there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
4. notch, nick, snick
a small cut
"notch" in the verb sense
cut or make a notch into
"notch the rope"
notch a surface to record something
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