NOTCH, noun [G. to crack or flaw. It seems to be the same word in origin as niche, nick.]
1. A hollow cut in any thing; a nick; an indentation.
And on the stick ten equal notches makes.
2. An opening or narrow passge through a mountain or hill. We say, the notch of a mountain.
NOTCH, verb transitive To cut in small hollows; as, to notch a stick.
NOTCH'-WEED, noun A plant called orach.