- 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
The show is chock-full of easter eggs that hint at what is going on with Wanda and what the ramifications might be on the rest of the remaining Avengers.All the Marvel Clues You Missed in WandaVision's First Two Episodes|Eliana Dockterman|January 15, 2021|Time
Mark you this,and leaning over, he took from one of the guns a chocking quoin of hickory-wood banded with copper.In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
When there are no housing-chocks the ordinary chocking-quoins may be used as such.
The gun is then run close up against the housing-chocks, and the chocking-quoins are placed square up behind the rear trucks.
After three or four rounds the train-tackle should be re-secured; the chocking-quoins will require re-placing after each fire.
He floundered out in mighty jumps and came swinging along the shore, chocking and grunting fiercely.Wood Folk at School|William J. Long
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