- any of various heavy metal fittings on a deck or wharf that serve as fairleads for cables or chains.
- a shaped support or cradle for a ship's boat, barrel, etc.
- a small wooden piece or timber for filling a gap, reinforcing an angle, etc., in a wooden vessel.
verb (used with object)
- choate, joseph hodges,
- choate, rufus,
Origin of chock
Examples from the Web for chock
Thus, the SHU was chock full of contraband, because all the x-ray machines were used by the clinics and not the guards.
His mantel is chock full of Oscars and Grammys (three of each).Giorgio Moroder, Dance Music Legend, on Remixing Coldplay’s ‘Midnight’ and ‘Crazy’ Lana Del Rey|Douglas Wolk|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to the channel, the new, Western-friendly government in Kiev is chock full of fascists and neo-Nazis.
The problem is, Europe seems to be chock full of unique, one time problems with its banking system.After Cyprus Bank Bailout, Depositors Race to Withdraw Their Cash. Is the Rest of Europe Next?|Megan McArdle|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Beyond Tosh, the year was chock full of rape jokes, many of them baffling.Daniel Tosh, ‘Two Broke Girls,’ and The Oatmeal: The Year of the Rape Joke|Tricia Romano|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And about daylight we'd have the horses out, lift back the rail, and fit in the chock that we'd knocked out.Children of the Bush|Henry Lawson
Chock—chock—chock—such a lot of kisses, and both arms round his neck.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Pass the cat-stopper through the ring of the anchor, through the chock, belay it to the cat-tail, and seize it to its own part.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
I holler loud as I can and nex' mornin' my stockin' chock full.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
I am chock full of beautiful and noble thoughts, and I want to stop like it, because it feels nice and good.Three Men in a Boat|Jerome K. Jerome
- a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an opening at the top through which a rope is placed
- a cradle-like support for a boat, barrel, etc
Word Origin for chock
1670s, "lumpy piece of wood," possibly from Old North French choque "a block" (Old French çoche "log," 12c.; Modern French souche "stump, stock, block"), from Gaulish *tsukka "a tree trunk, stump."
"tightly, close up against," 1799, back formation from chock-full.