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notch

US and Canadian a narrow pass or gorge

notch

[näch]
(electronics)
Rectangular depression extending below the sweep line of the radar indicator in some types of equipment.
(engineering)
A V-shaped indentation or cut in a surface or edge.
(geology)
A deep, narrow cut near the high-water mark at the base of a sea cliff.
(geography)
A narrow passage between mountains or through a ridge, hill, or mountain.

notch

A cutout in a log or timber, usually at or near one of its ends, that is used to form a rigid joint when mated with another appropriately cutout log or timber at right angles to it; for example, at the corners of a log cabin or log house. See corner notch, diamond notch, double-saddle notch, dovetail notch, half-cut notch, half-dovetail notch, halved-and-lapped notch, lap notch, log notch, round notch, saddle notch, single notch, single-saddle notch, square notch, V-notch.
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To identify pigs, farmers used ear notchers to permanently mark each hog's ear.
RAY BECERRA BENEFIT CONCERT - Featuring Swing Shift, Lane Community College Jazz Ensemble, Willamette High School Jazz Band, WHS Top Notchers, UO Trombone Quartet, WHS Student "Oldies Rock 'n' Roll" Ensemble, Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Shasta Jazz Band; benefit for Ray Becerra, 7:30 p.m.
Lessons - top notchers like Nigel Morris, West Kirby, and John Percy, Noctorum, are par for the course at around pounds 5 for two hours.
Among the top notchers, indeed, are boxing which captured five of the 11 golds on offer, and athletics where Filipinos Eric Cray and Caleb Stuart rewrote the Games records in men's 400-meter hurdles (49.40 seconds) and hammer throw (65.53 meters), respectively.
Look at his record so far - he has only lost to absolute top notchers like Mark Hastie, who has boxed more times for Scotland than Mitch has had senior bouts.''
I'm the guy down the field who is trying to beat the top notchers.
Those groups will perform in the concert, along with the Oregon Tuba Ensemble, the WHS Top Notchers, Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Blue Brothers (a group of the high school's administrators and teachers).