Chock Definition

chŏk
chocks
noun
chocks
A block or wedge placed under a wheel, barrel, etc. to keep it from rolling or used to fill in a space.
Webster's New World
A heavy metal fitting fixed to the deck of a ship, through which a line for mooring, towing, etc. is passed.
Webster's New World

(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.

Wiktionary

(obsolete) An encounter.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
wedge
verb
chocks
To provide or wedge fast with a chock or chocks.
Webster's New World
To place (a boat) on chocks.
American Heritage
(intransitive) To fill up, as a cavity.
Wiktionary

(obsolete) To encounter.

Wiktionary
To make a dull sound.
Wiktionary
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adverb
As close or tight as can be.
Webster's New World
(nautical) Entirely; quite.
Chock home; chock aft.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
chock-a-block

Other Word Forms of Chock

Noun

Singular:
chock
Plural:
chocks

Origin of Chock

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

  • French choquer. Compare shock (transitive verb).

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeic.

    From Wiktionary

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