notch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “notch” in the English Dictionary

"notch" in British English

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notchnoun [C]

uk   /nɒtʃ/  us   /nɑːtʃ/

notch noun [C] (CUT)

a ​V-shapedcut in a hard ​surface: The ​stick has two notches, one at each end.

notch noun [C] (HOLE/MARK)

specialized medical a ​hole or ​mark on the ​edge of a ​bodypart: a ​cardiac notch

notch noun [C] (POSITION)

an ​imaginarypoint or ​position in a ​system of ​comparingvalues, where a ​higherposition is ​better and a ​lowerposition is ​worse: Among ​currentplayers, she is ​rated a notch above (= is ​better than) the ​rest.

notchverb [T]

uk   /nɒtʃ/  us   /nɑːtʃ/
to ​cut a notch in something
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of notch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notch" in American English

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notchnoun [C]

 us   /nɑtʃ/

notch noun [C] (CUT)

a ​cut in a hard ​surface: The ​rope had ​jammed in a V-shaped notch.

notch noun [C] (POSITION)

an ​imaginarypoint or ​position in a ​comparison of ​amounts or ​values; ​degree: Suddenly he ​raised his ​voice a notch.

notchverb [T]

 us   /nɑtʃ/

notch verb [T] (RECORD)

to ​achieve or ​keep a ​record of something: Her ​band notched another ​GrammyAward last ​night.

notch verb [T] (CUT)

to ​cut a notch in a hard ​surface: He notched the end of the ​beam.
(Definition of notch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"notch" in Business English

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notchnoun [C]

uk   us   /nɒtʃ/
a ​point or ​position in a ​system that is used to compare ​values: The ​unemploymentratecrept up another notch in September.
(Definition of notch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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