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chopping block

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  1. a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like.
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Origin of chopping block

First recorded in 1695–1705
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of chopping block

  • Having dragged him, as she imagined, to the chopping-block, she could not refrain from chopping.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • You can have old Martin for a chopping-block any time you want to cut wood.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • What do you here who should be in prison waiting on the chopping-block?

  • As she passed the chopping-block, Kirstie snatched up her axe.

    The Heart of the Ancient Wood

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • I walked three times around that ham there on the chopping-block.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley