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notch  audio  (nch) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A V-shaped cut.
    2. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
  1. A narrow pass between mountains.
  2. Informal A level or degree: a notch or two higher in quality.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
notched, notch·ing, notch·es
  1. To cut a notch in.
  2. To record by or as if by making notches: notched the score on a stick.
  3. Informal To achieve; score: notched 30 wins in a single season.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from a notch, alteration of an otch, from French oche, from Old French, from ochier, to notch


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