nock (n.)

"notch on a bow," late 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (such as Swedish nock "notch"), but compare Low German nokk, Dutch nok "tip of a sail." Perhaps connected to nook.

nock (v.)

"fit (an arrow) to a bowstring," 1510s, from nock (n.). Related: Nocked; nocking.

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