chip graft n.
A graft in which small pieces of cartilage or bone are packed into a bone defect.
noun computer science engineer Usage Note slang noun A computer enthusiast: I’m not a chiphead, but if you don’t keep up with the new developments, you’re not going to have the competitive edge [1980s+ Computer; fr silicon chip plus head, ”addict”]
- Chip heater
noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a domestic water heater that burns chips of wood
- Chip jewelry
jargon A euphamism for old computers destined to be scrapped or turned into decorative ornaments. “I paid three grand for that Mac SE, and now it’s nothing but chip jewelry.” (1997-03-30)
noun, Nautical. 1. a log for measuring the speed of a vessel. noun 1. (nautical) a log for determining a vessel’s speed, consisting of a wooden chip tossed overboard at the end of a line that is marked off in lengths of 47 feet 3 inches; the speed is calculated by counting the number of […]