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chock

noun \ ˈchäk \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of chock

1 : a wedge or block for steadying a body (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of chock

origin unknown

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chock

adverb

Definition of chock

: as close or as completely as possible

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First Known Use of chock

1798


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chock

verb

Definition of chock

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

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First Known Use of chock

1726


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