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English noun: notch

1. notch (shape) a V-shaped indentation

SamplesMandibular notch.

Broader (hypernym)indentation, indenture

Narrower (hyponym)incisura, incisure

2. notch (object) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

SamplesWe got through the pass before it started to snow.

Synonymsmountain pass, pass

Broader (hypernym)location

Narrower (hyponym)col, defile, gap, gorge, saddle, saddleback

Instance hyponymBrenner Pass, Cumberland Gap, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass

Part meronymchain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains

3. notch (artifact) a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

SamplesThere were four notches in the handle of his revolver.

Broader (hypernym)indentation, indenture

Narrower (hyponym)serration, thumb index, undercut

4. notch (act) a small cut

Synonymsnick, snick

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting

English verb: notch

1. notch (contact) cut or make a notch into

SamplesNotch the rope.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)incise

Narrower (hyponym)indent, mark, nock, score

2. notch (communication) notch a surface to record something

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

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