a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
Metalworking. a bearing supporting the end of a rolling mill.
Mining. a roof support made of cribbing filled with stones.
Compare 3 (def 2).
verb (used with object)
to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
Nautical. to place (a boat) upon chocks.
as close or tight as possible:
chock against the edge.
a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
(mountaineering) See nut (sense 10)
(usually foll by up) (Brit) to cram full: chocked up with newspapers
to fit with or secure by a chock
to support (a boat, barrel, etc) on chocks
as closely or tightly as possible: chock against the wall
1670s, “lumpy piece of wood,” possibly from Old North French choque “a block” (Old French çoche “log,” 12c.; Modern French souche “stump, stock, block”), from Gaulish *tsukka “a tree trunk, stump.”
“tightly, close up against,” 1799, back formation from chock-full.
/ˈtʃɒkˌstəʊn/ noun (mountaineering) 1. a stone securely jammed in a crack. It may vary in size from a pebble to a large boulder 2. another name for chock (sense 3)
/ˈtʃɒkəʊ/ noun (Austral, slang, in World War II) (pl) chocos, chockos 1.
[chaw-kuh-haw-lik, -hol-ik, chok-uh-] /ˌtʃɔ kəˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk, ˌtʃɒk ə-/ noun 1. a person who is excessively fond of . /ˌtʃɒkəˈhɒlɪk/ noun 1. (informal) noun A person somewhat addicted to chocolate •Patterned on alcoholic
[chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-] /ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk-/ noun 1. a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla. 2. a beverage made by dissolving such a preparation in milk or water, served hot or cold: a cup of hot chocolate. 3. […]