notch

Part of speech: verb

To make a notch or notches in; fit in or by a notch.

Part of speech: noun

A nick or mark cut in any thing.

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Usage examples "notch":

  1. Don't make them so high that neither you nor any other human being can live up to them, of course; but if you can put them a notch beyond those even of the exalted standard of the old home, by all means do it. - "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
  2. Tom had pulled back the controller handle, but he now shoved it forward again, notch by notch, until it was at the limit. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton.
  3. Anazeh continued to steer a diagonal course for a notch in the Moab Hills that look, until you get quite close to them, as if they rose sheer out of the sea. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.