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chockstone

noun mountaineering
  1. a stone securely jammed in a crack. It may vary in size from a pebble to a large boulder
  2. another name for chock (def. 3)
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Historical Examples of 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.