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Meaning of nock

nock

Pronunciation: (nok), [key]
— n.
  1. a metal or plastic piece at the end of an arrow, having a notch for the bowstring.
  2. a notch or groove at the end of an arrow into which the bowstring fits.
  3. a notch or groove at each end of a bow, to hold the bowstring in place.
  4. throat (def. 6a).
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a nock.
  2. to adjust (the arrow) to the bowstring, in readiness to shoot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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