nocked

nock

[nok]
noun
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.
Nautical, throat ( def 6a ).
verb (used with object)
5.
to furnish with a nock.
6.
to adjust (the arrow) to the bowstring, in readiness to shoot.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English nok(ke) (noun); akin to Dutch nok, Low German nok(ke) tip

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nock (nɒk)
 
n
1.  a notch on an arrow that fits on the bowstring
2.  either of the grooves at each end of a bow that hold the bowstring
 
vb
3.  to fit (an arrow) on a bowstring
4.  to put a groove or notch in (a bow or arrow)
 
[C14: related to Swedish nock tip]

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nock
"notch on a bow," late 14c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swed. nock "notch"), but cf. also Low Ger. nokk, Du. nok "tip of a sail."
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