Chock meaning

chŏk
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A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws curving inward, through which a rope or cable may be run.
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A heavy metal fitting fixed to the deck of a ship, through which a line for mooring, towing, etc. is passed.
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A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving.
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To fit with or secure by a chock.

The plane's wheels were chocked and chained down.

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To place (a boat) on chocks.
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As close as possible.

Had to stand chock up against the railing.

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A block or wedge placed under a wheel, barrel, etc. to keep it from rolling or used to fill in a space.
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To provide or wedge fast with a chock or chocks.
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As close or tight as can be.
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Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler.
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(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.
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Blocks made of either wood, plastic or metal, used to keep a parked aircraft in position.
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To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch.
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(intransitive) To fill up, as a cavity.
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(nautical) To insert a line in a chock.
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(nautical) Entirely; quite.

Chock home; chock aft.

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(obsolete) An encounter.
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(obsolete) To encounter.
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To make a dull sound.
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Origin of chock

  • Possibly from Old North French choque log from Gaulish tsukka stump of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman choque (compare modern Norman chouque), from Gaulish *śokka (compare Breton soc’h (“thick”), Old Irish tócht (“part, piece”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • French choquer. Compare shock (transitive verb).

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeic.

    From Wiktionary