Definition for NICH, or NICHE

NICH, or NICHE, n. [Fr. niche; Sp. and Port. nicho; It. niechia, properly a nook, corner, and nicchio, a shell. It seems to be a different orthography of nook.]

A cavity, hollow or recess within the thickness of a wall, for a statue or bust. Pope.

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