1 a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
2 a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
(C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
alcove, cavity, corner, cranny, crevice, cubbyhole, hide-out, inglenook (Brit.) niche, opening, recess, retreat
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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