Definition of Chock-a-block

1. Adverb. As completely as possible. "It was chock-a-block full"

Exact synonyms: Chock



Definition of Chock-a-block

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of chockablock) ¹

2. Adverb. (alternative spelling of chockablock) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chock-a-block

choc-ices
choc ice
choc ices
chocaholic
chocaholics
chocard
chocards
choccie
choccier
choccies
chocciest
choccy
chocho
chochos
chock
chock-a-block (current term)
chock-full
chock full
chock up
chockablock
chockablock(p)
chocked
chocker
chockers
chockful
chockfull
chocking
chocko
chockos
chocks

Literary usage of Chock-a-block

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1. Northmost Australia: Three Centuries of Exploration, Discovery, and by Robert Logan Jack (1921)
"Downs had got 60 ounces at Chock-a-Block. sandstone on the north-eastern corner of the GEIKIE RANGE. Below them, to the north, ..."

2. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"... when tiller-ropes break, <fec.—To chock, is to put a wedge under anything to prevent its rolling. (See CHUCKS.) chock-a-block, OR CHOCK AND BLOCK. ..."

3. Shipbuilding Cyclopedia: A Reference Book Covering Definitions of by J. L. Bates, Bibber Webster, Stephen McKay Phillips, Alfred Henry Haag (1920)
"Block and Block; Two Blocks; chock-a-block. The name given the condition of a tackle when the two blocks have been drawn together so that no more power can ..."

4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"Chock a Block.—Said of two blocks when, in hoisting or hauling, the two blocks of a tackle are brought close together. Generally when two things are brought ..."

5. In the Matter of the Application of the Broadway Surface Railroad Company by New York (State). Supreme Court, New York (State), Courts: Supreme Court (1885)
"Q. All chock a-block? A. Yes, sir; all chocked up there ; 1 have seen that very often. cj. ... Q. But you say Broadway there was all chock-a- block ? ..."

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