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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.
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).
It's a good sport to watch and the top notchers are really fast.
I'm the guy down the field who is trying to beat the top notchers.
That leaves French filly Moiava and Sunspangled as the only proven top- notchers in the line-up.
Middle-order main men Jamie How, Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram are far more accomplished 50- over notchers than shortest-format sloggers.