Definitions of nick

  1. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
  2. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
  3. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
  4. 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).
  5. To nickname; to style.
  6. To cut notches in; hit or grasp at the lucky moment. Nick, the devil.
  7. To cut in notches: to hit the precise time.
  8. To make a notch in; to hit exactly.
  9. To notch; hit; fit.
  10. cut slightly, with a razor; " The barber's knife nicked his cheek"
  11. mate successfully; of livestock
  12. divide or reset the tail muscles, as of horses
  13. cut a nick into
  14. hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat, in cricket
  15. To hit or touch luckily, or at the lucky time; to cut in nicks or notches; to defeat or cozen, as at dice; to make an incision in a horse's tail.
  16. To cut in nicks or notches; to notch.
  17. To hit; to touch luckily; to perform by a slight artifice used at the lucky moment; to cozen; to defeat.
  18. divide or reset the tail muscles of; " nick horses"
  19. The Devil.
  20. An evil spirit of the waters.
  21. A notch cut into something
  22. A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.
  23. A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
  24. A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.
  25. A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
  26. A notch; slit; a broken place in any edge or surface; as, a nick in the table; exact or critical point of time; as, he arrived in the nick of time; in old folk tales, an evil water sprite.
  27. A notch cut into something: a score for keeping an account: the precise moment of time.
  28. A notch; exact point.
  29. A cut or notch.
  30. A slight cut or dent; notch; tally; point of time; critical moment.
  31. A notch cut into a thing; a score to reckon by; a reckoning; the exact point of time required by necessity; the critical time; a winning throw.
  32. An evil spirit of he waters; the devil, with the epithet 'old " added.
  33. The exact point or critical moment; a fortunate conjuncture; the winning throw or trick.