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Definitions of nick

  1. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his cheek" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. mate successfully; of livestock Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. divide or reset the tail muscles, as of horses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cut a nick into Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat, in cricket Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. divide or reset the tail muscles of; "nick horses" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The Devil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. An evil spirit of the waters. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A notch cut into something Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A score for keeping an account; a reckoning. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher). Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To nickname; to style. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A notch; slit; a broken place in any edge or surface; as, a nick in the table; exact or critical point of time; as, he arrived in the nick of time; in old folk tales, an evil water sprite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To cut notches in; hit or grasp at the lucky moment. Nick, the devil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A notch cut into something: a score for keeping an account: the precise moment of time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To cut in notches: to hit the precise time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A notch; exact point. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To make a notch in; to hit exactly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A cut or notch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To notch; hit; fit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A slight cut or dent; notch; tally; point of time; critical moment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A notch cut into a thing; a score to reckon by; a reckoning; the exact point of time required by necessity; the critical time; a winning throw. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. An evil spirit of he waters; the devil, with the epithet 'old " added. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To hit or touch luckily, or at the lucky time; to cut in nicks or notches; to defeat or cozen, as at dice; to make an incision in a horse's tail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To cut in nicks or notches; to notch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. The exact point or critical moment; a fortunate conjuncture; the winning throw or trick. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To hit; to touch luckily; to perform by a slight artifice used at the lucky moment; to cozen; to defeat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. nik, n. a notch cut into something: a score for keeping an account: the precise moment of time: a lucky throw at hazard.--v.t. to cut in notches: to hit the precise time: to strike as if making a nick: to cheat: catch in the act: to cut short: (Scot.) to cut with a single snip, as of shears: to make a cut with the pick in the face of coal to facilitate blasting or wedging.--adj. NICK'-EARED, crop-eared.--n. NICK'ER, one who, or that which, nicks: a woodpecker: a street-ruffian in the early part of the 18th century.--NICK A HORSE'S TAIL, to make a cut at the root of the tail, making the horse carry it higher. [Another spelling of nock, old form of notch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. nik, n. the devil, esp. OLD NICK. [Prob. a corr. of St Nicholas, or from A.S. nicor, a water-spirit; Ice. nykr, Ger. nix, nixe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Notch serving as catch, guide, mark, &c.; certain throws in hazard; in the n. (of time), just at the right moment. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Make nick (s) in, indent; make incision at root of (horse\'s tail; also with horse &c. as obj.) to make him carry it higher; hit upon, guess rightly, n. it, the truth, &c.); just catch (the time, a train, &c.); catch, nab, (criminal &c.); make (certain winning throws) at hazard; cut in by short cut, at corner, &c., in hunting or racing; (of breeding stocks) mingle well &c. with others. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. (Printing. ) A notch in the shank of a type, for holding it by. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An evil spirit of the waters; hence Old Nick, the devil. Cabinet Dictionary
  42. n. [French] A winning throw or trick;- a hit; the exact point of time the critical moment. A notch; a cut in wood;- a mark for scoring;- a score; a reckoning. Cabinet Dictionary

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