ch) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: notched
- A V-shaped cut.
- Such a cut used for keeping a record.
- A narrow pass between mountains.
- Informal A level or degree: a notch or two higher in quality.
- To cut a notch in.
- To record by or as if by making notches: notched the score on a stick.
- Informal To achieve; score: notched 30 wins in a single season.
Probably from a notch
, alteration of an otch
, from French oche
, from Old French, from ochier
, to notch