chock

[ chok ]
/ tʃɒk /

noun

verb (used with object)

to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
Nautical. to place (a boat) upon chocks.

adverb

as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.

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Origin of chock

Middle English <Anglo-French choque (compare modern Picard choke big log, Normandy dial. chouque), Old French çoche (French soche); of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chock

chock
/ (tʃɒk) /

noun

a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
nautical
  1. a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an opening at the top through which a rope is placed
  2. a cradle-like support for a boat, barrel, etc
mountaineering See nut (def. 10)

verb (tr)

adverb

as closely or tightly as possiblechock against the wall

Word Origin for chock

C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French çoche log; compare Provençal soca tree stump
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