Definition for NICK

NICK, n.2 [Sw. nick; Dan. nik; D. knik, a nod; G. nicken, to nod; genick, the nape; genicke, a continual nodding. The word seems to signify a point, from shooting forward.]

  1. The exact point of time required by necessity or convenience; the critical time. L'Estrange.
  2. [G. knick, a flaw.] A notch or score for keeping an account; a reckoning. [Obs.] Shak.
  3. A winning throw. Prior.

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