chop block


Definition of chop block

American football
: a dangerous and illegal block aimed at the legs and especially knees of another player Smith is probably the victim of more chop blocks than any defender in the league.— Rick Telander

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chop-block \ ˈchäp-​ˌbläk How to pronounce chop-block (audio) \ transitive verb
Early in the fourth quarter of Kansas City's 26-10 win over Denver … Chiefs defensive tackle Chester McGlockton became enraged after being chop-blocked by Lepsis. — Michael Silver

Examples of chop block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forrest Lamp assisted Jackson in a brutal chop block that ruined a drive. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Nick Canepa’s Chargers report card: at Tampa Bay," 4 Oct. 2020 Defensive end Joshua Kaindoh left Saturday’s game with an injury following a chop block by a Yellow Jackets defender. Matt Murschel,, "FSU focuses on fundamentals after frustrating Georgia Tech loss," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of chop block

1954, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Chop block.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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