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Definition of nick:

  1. A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.
  2. A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
  3. A notch cut into something
  4. A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
  5. A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.
  6. An evil spirit of the waters.
  7. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
  8. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of ( the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher).
  9. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
  10. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in.
  11. To nickname; to style.
  12. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.

Synonyms:

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