- 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 chockinglade, stuff, pile, carry, cram, pack, stack, store, fill, load, throng, crowd, bind, squeeze, wedge, shove, ram, overcrowd, swamp, stream
Examples from the Web for chocking
Historical Examples of chocking
- 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.