- 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.
Origin of chock
How to use chock in a sentence
Yes, I know that that’s a small, highly specific problem in a year chock full of exponentially worse situations, but I can’t solve any of those larger ones in a few hours with easy-to-find materials.13 tips, tricks, and projects to start 2021 off right|John Kennedy|December 28, 2020|Popular-Science
It’s chock-full of dates and walnuts, delightfully gooey and loaded with caramel flavor.Sticky, gooey, crunchy, chewy — 11 gluten-free cookie recipes to delight in this holiday season|Becky Krystal|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
That’s not how she’ll be used at Maryland, where a team chock full of bigger guards and wings switch on everything and cause havoc against smaller opponents.How These WNBA Prospects Can Improve Their Draft Stock|Howard Megdal|November 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The Eastern Conference finals series between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is chock full of stars.The Eastern Conference Finals Coaches Share The Same Strength|Jared Dubin|September 23, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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
Here, in long tiers, with alleyways between, the water-casks were chocked safely on their sides.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
The latter, apparently as steady as though “chocked up” in a dry-dock, drove serenely on in great swinging zigzags.Sea-Hounds|Lewis R. Freeman
“If Sylvia should get pneumonia—” began Sahwah, and then chocked over the dreadful possibility.The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery|Hildegard G. Frey
When she was chocked, a course was shaped for the derelict brig, according to the indication of the masthead man.The Last Entry|William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for chock
- 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