verb (used with object)
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Idioms for chuck
Origin of chuck1
Words nearby chuck
Definition for chuck (2 of 7)
- a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool: You can't do the fine lathe work on the spindles without a proper chuck.
- a device for holding a drill bit: This drill has a keyless chuck, which is great for jobs requiring frequent bit changes.
verb (used with object)
Definition for chuck (3 of 7)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of chuck3
Definition for chuck (4 of 7)
noun Western U.S. Slang.
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Definition for chuck (5 of 7)
Origin of chuck5
Definition for chuck (6 of 7)
noun Canadian Slang.
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Definition for chuck (7 of 7)
- a term used to refer to a white person.
- white society, culture, and values.
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Example sentences from the Web for chuck
From practically the day he took office as the 24th Secretary of Defense less than two years ago, Chuck Hagel was a marked man.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There was one good thing about it,” Chuck Davis says about his time in captivity.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Former Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.
I assume he thinks Chuck Taylors are still as the sneaker of choice and supports the idea of grabbing a quick smoke before tipoff.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In late April or early May 1955, Chuck approached Muddy Waters about recording, and Muddy sent him to Leonard Chess.
My dogs look like they are going to explode, said Chuck as he wiggled his toes in the cool water.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
He even tried to sing, which is something no Chuck can do or should ever try to do.The Adventures of Johnny Chuck|Thornton W. Burgess
I could tell you things—all right, let us chuck the dispute for the time.Cynthia's Chauffeur|Louis Tracy
The crowd gathered round and gave first aid to both combatants, while Chuck faced them, and waited for assaults.Nights in London|Thomas Burke
For the chuck the upper part of the cavity of a metal cylinder is bored out so as to fit on the driving spindle.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (1 of 4)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for chuck
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (2 of 4)
- Also called: three jaw chuck a device that holds a workpiece in a lathe or tool in a drill, having a number of adjustable jaws geared to move in unison to centralize the workpiece or tool
- Also called: four jaw chuck, independent jaw chuck a similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece