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chock

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noun \ˈchäk\

Definition of chock

  1. 1 :  a wedge or block for steadying a body (as a cask) and holding it motionless, for filling in an unwanted space, or for blocking the movement of a wheel

  2. 2 :  a heavy metal casting (as on the bow or stern of a ship) with two short horn-shaped arms curving inward between which ropes or hawsers may pass for mooring or towing



Origin of chock

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1769

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chock

adverb

Definition of chock

  1. :  as close or as completely as possible



1834

First Known Use of chock

1834


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chock

verb

Definition of chock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to stop or make fast with or as if with chocks



Circa 1841

First Known Use of chock

circa 1841


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