I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration (from misdivision of an otch) of *otch, from Middle French oche Date: 1577 1. a. a V-shaped indentation b. a slit made to serve as a record c. a rounded indentation cut into the pages of a book on the edge opposite the spine 2. a deep close pass ; gap 3. degree, stepnotched adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1600 1. to cut or make a notch in 2. a. to mark or record by a notch b. score, achieve — sometimes used with up

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