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- 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.
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- a term used to refer to a white person.
- white society, culture, and values.
usage note for Chuck
How to use chuck in a sentence
Elimination is your watchword, whether chucking 20th century memorabilia or relationships hinged on reminiscence.
He might pay their debts, that was one thing; it was another to make their gallery beautiful by chucking their pictures.The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
As a matter of fact, I wouldn't blame Mrs. Clephane, nor any other woman, for chucking such a husband out of the boat.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
You can only get what you want, what your soul wants, by chucking away all that you have.Up and Down|Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (1 of 4)
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- 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