Chocking



[chok] /tʃɒk/

noun
1.
a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
2.
Nautical.

3.
Metalworking. a bearing supporting the end of a rolling mill.
4.
Mining. a roof support made of cribbing filled with stones.
Compare 3 (def 2).
verb (used with object)
5.
to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
6.
Nautical. to place (a boat) upon chocks.
adverb
7.
as close or tight as possible:
chock against the edge.
/tʃɒk/
noun
1.
a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
2.
(nautical)

3.
(mountaineering) See nut (sense 10)
verb (transitive)
4.
(usually foll by up) (Brit) to cram full: chocked up with newspapers
5.
to fit with or secure by a chock
6.
to support (a boat, barrel, etc) on chocks
adverb
7.
as closely or tightly as possible: chock against the wall
n.

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.”
adv.

“tightly, close up against,” 1799, back formation from chock-full.

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