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Definition of "chock" []

  • A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving. (noun)
  • Nautical A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws curving inward, through which a rope or cable may be run. (noun)
  • To fit with or secure by a chock: The plane's wheels were chocked and chained down. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To place (a boat) on chocks. (verb-transitive)
  • As close as possible: had to stand chock up against the railing. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chock" in a sentence
  • "(Though, to be fair, those shows are just plain chock full of intentionally shocking stuff.)"
  • "He was in chock and dirty, I rushed him to an emergency vet certain he was dying."
  • "Grace said ... my favorite kind of muffin -- chock-full of fiber and other healthy stuff, and delicious at the same time. very nice (and great melted butter shots!)."