The nock is a notch in the rearmost end of the arrow. It serves to keep the arrow in place on the string as the bow is being drawn. Nocks may be simple slots cut in the back of the arrow, or separate pieces made from wood, plastic, or horn that are then attached to the end of the arrow. Most nocks are constructed to curve around the string or pinch it slightly, so that the arrow is unlikely to slip off. In English it is common to say “nock an arrow” when readying a shot.
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