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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. Naut.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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