from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The groove at either end of a bow for holding the bowstring.
- n. The notch in the end of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
- transitive v. To put a nock in (a bow or arrow).
- transitive v. To fit (an arrow) to a bowstring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
- n. The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
- n. Common misspelling of knock.
- v. To fit an arrow against the bowstring of a bow or crossbow.
- v. To cut a nock in (usually in an arrow's base or the tips of a bow).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A notch.
- n. The upper fore corner of a boom sail or of a trysail.
- transitive v. To notch; to fit to the string, as an arrow; to string, as a bow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A notch; specifically, in archery, the notch on the end of an arrow (or the notched end itself), which rests on the string when shooting, or either of the notches on the horns of the bow where the string is fastened.
- n. In sail-making, the foremost upper corner of boom-sails, and of staysails cut with a square tack.
- n. The fundament; the breech.
- To notch; make a notch in.
- To place the notch of (the shaft or arrow) upon the string ready for shooting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make small marks into the surface of
I was using a lighted nock that activates when nock is pushed forward.
Not to knock the book's copy editor, but the nock is the notch at the end of the arrow into which the bowstring fits.
Yes | No | Report from micropterus wrote 24 weeks 1 day ago or is it "nock"?
Brackett's [King's Arms tavern], on the Neck, and endeavored to 'nock 'em up, to give us a dish of coffee; but failing, we backed about to the Punch Bowl [in Dock Square?], where, after long labors, we raised the house and got our desires gratified, and got home about four o'clock in the morning.
One other nock on them is if you don't flip it at the right speed it will produce a choppy sound.
I glued the nock on and glued the bobber light shut.
Here's a tip the guy in the clip glues the nock on, I drill a hole half way thru the nock the same size as the bobber light and stick the light in the nock and it stays on the nock.
Until the quiver can take the arrow out of itself and nock it for me I will never pay 130 dollars.
I stuck the nock end of an arrow in my leg pulling it out of a target, still have the scar.
I was left at full draw with only the string, nock and arrow in my fingers and tears in my eyes from loosing my best friend!