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/ (ˈtʃɒkˌstəʊn) /

noun mountaineering

a stone securely jammed in a crack. It may vary in size from a pebble to a large boulder
another name for chock (def. 3)

Nearby words

chock, chock-a-block, chock-full, chockablock, chocker, chockstone, choco, chocoholic, chocolate, chocolate cyst, chocolate milk
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Examples from the Web for chockstone

  • With immense labour I found a chockstone above my head, and managed to force my foot free.

    Prester John|John Buchan
  • Chockstone: a northern word for a stone wedged between the sides of a gully.