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Meaning of CHOCK

Pronunciation:  châk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
  2. [adv]  as completely as possible; "it was chock-a-block full"
  3. [v]  support on chocks, as of boats, for example
  4. [v]  secure with chocks

CHOCK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chock-a-block, wedge
 See Also: block, fasten, fix, hold, hold up, secure, sprag, support, sustain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chocked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as,
    to chock a wheel or cask.
  2. \Chock\, v. i.
    To fill up, as a cavity. ``The woodwork . . . exactly
    chocketh into joints.'' --Fuller.
  3. \Chock\, n.
    1. A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is
       desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other
       body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space
       around or beneath it.
    2. (Naut.) A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the
       gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward,
       between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing,
       mooring, etc.
  4. \Chock\, adv. (Naut.)
    Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.
  5. \Chock\, v. t. [F. choquer. Cf. {Shock}, v. t.]
    To encounter. [Obs.]
  6. \Chock\, n.
    An encounter. [Obs.]
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