Definition of Chock

1. Noun. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object.

Exact synonyms: Wedge
Generic synonyms: Block
Specialized synonyms: Sprag

2. Verb. Secure with chocks.
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

3. Adverb. As completely as possible. "It was chock-a-block full"
Exact synonyms: Chock-a-block

4. Verb. Support on chocks. "Chock the boat"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain

Definition of Chock

1. v. t. To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.

2. v. i. To fill up, as a cavity.

3. n. A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.

4. adv. Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.

5. v. t. To encounter.

6. n. An encounter.

Definition of Chock

1. Noun. Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted. ¹

3. Noun. Blocks made of either wood, plastic or metal, used to keep a parked aircraft in position. ¹

4. Verb. To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch. ¹

5. Verb. (nautical) To insert a line in a chock. ¹

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Definition of Chock

1. to secure with a wedge of wood or metal [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chock

choc ice
choc ices
chock (current term)
chock full
chock up

Literary usage of Chock

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1. The Four Visitations of Bershire Made and Taken by Thomas Benolte, Clarnceuc by Thomas Benolt, William Harvey, Henry Chitting, John Philipot, William Camden, Elias Ashmole, Sir Edward Bysshe, College of Arms (Great Britain) (1908)
"et habuit versus ipsum iudicium final' Qui quidem Ricardus chock dedit et ... primo dicti Ricardi chock mil' vt patet per le pedigree. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"cet off In his mit against the bankrupt's debt to defendant. 5. So, taking a chock from the bankrupt and, crediting the amount of the check ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1819)
"... in singing by the organist, o is performed twice a day; and in reading, writing, and arith)‘chock in the morning, ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"Chit I [chit-], inter}, a word used to call a cat. chock [chok], s. an inequality, roughness in a road. "The road was full o' chocks " [DM roa-d wuz fill ii ..."

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