[ chok ]
/ tʃɒk /
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a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
- 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.
Metalworking. a bearing supporting the end of a rolling mill.
Mining. a roof support made of cribbing filled with stones.Compare cog3 (def. 2).
verb (used with object)
to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
Nautical. to place (a boat) upon chocks.
as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.
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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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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
/ (tʃɒk) /
a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
- 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
mountaineering See nut (def. 10)
(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
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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