chock


1chock

noun \ˈchäk\

Definition of CHOCK

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
:  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

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, ferrule, punch, tang

2chock

adverb

Definition of CHOCK

:  as close or as completely as possible

First Known Use of CHOCK

1834

3chock

verb

Definition of CHOCK

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

First Known Use of CHOCK

circa 1841

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