chock

[chok]

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.

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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Examples from the Web for chocked

Historical Examples of chocked

  • Besides, I should be delighted to have him chocked into the tronk for ‘gun-running.’

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford

  • The idea of insinuating that you had stepped in fraudulently, and been the parasite which chocked her!

    Faithful Margaret

    Annie Ashmore

  • And, I guess, yer barns are chocked full of yer wheel gearing and implements.

  • And with this dire remark he grabbed at a sliding pot and chocked it off on top of the stove with a rolling rod.

    The Viking Blood

    Frederick William Wallace

  • Colville approached him and they stood side by side until "The Last Hope" was safely moored and chocked.

    The Last Hope

    Henry Seton Merriman


British Dictionary definitions for chocked

chock

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)

(usually foll by up) British to cram fullchocked up with newspapers
to fit with or secure by a chock
to support (a boat, barrel, etc) on chocks

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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Word Origin and History for chocked

chock

n.

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."

chock

adv.

"tightly, close up against," 1799, back formation from chock-full.

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