- 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)
Origin of chock
Related Words for chockedlade, stuff, pile, carry, cram, pack, stack, store, fill, load, throng, crowd, bind, squeeze, wedge, shove, ram, overcrowd, swamp, stream
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
The idea of insinuating that you had stepped in fraudulently, and been the parasite which chocked her!Faithful Margaret
And, I guess, yer barns are chocked full of yer wheel gearing and implements.The Story of the Foss River Ranch
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
- 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.